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Memorial to William Landsborough, explorer.

William Landsborough explored the Aramac district in 1859 in his first expedition. Discovering a creek, which flowed south-west into the Thomson River, he named it Aramac, after a former pastoralist, Robert Ramsay Mackenzie (hence 'R. R. Mack'), who was also Queensland's first colonial treasurer and  future Premier.

Location

Address:Barcaldine-Aramac Road, Aramac, 4726
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -22.978382
Long: 145.242426
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Front Inscription
WILLIAM LANDSBOROUGH MARKED A
COOLABAH TREE AT THE END OF THIS
WATER HOLE WITH "L 1860" AND
NAMED THE CREEK ARAMACK CREEK.
THE TOWN INITIALLY WENT UNDER THE
NAME OF MARATHON BUT WAS
CHANGED TO ARAMAC IN 1875.
 
Source: MA,ADB
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