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A monument commemorates explorer George Elphinstone Dalrymple.
In 1864 Dalrymple and Arthur Scott established Cardwell on Rockingham Bay as a port for inland stations north of Bowen. The expedition, initiated by the company but with official backing, included James Morrill and John Dallachy. Dalrymple led a small party inland to the Valley of Lagoons and returned, hacking out a dray route to the coast.
|Address:||Abergowrie Road, Abergowrie, 4850|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -18.475153|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1964|
George Elphinstone Dalrymple explorer and public servant passed this way in 1864, leading the first group of Europeans to enter the Herbert River Valley, en route from Port Hinchinbrook (Cardwell) to Valley of Lagoons, in his steps came settlement. Erected 1964