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Christie Palmerston
Christie Palmerston

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Plaque dedicated to the explorer Christie Palmerston who discovered the Bump Road in 1877.

Christie Palmerston (1850/51 -1897) was an Australian explorer and prospector in North Queensland. He led several expeditions during the last quarter of the nineteenth century including the discovery of a route along the Mowbray River, which eventually led to the founding of Port Douglas. 

Location

Address:Captain Cook Highway, Teamsters Memorial Park, Craiglie, 4877
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -16.539167
Long: 145.469444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Discovery

Dedication

Front Inscription

         In Honour
              Of
CHRISTIE PALMERSTON
  Pathfinder, Explorer
    Who Searched
   The Ranges From
     Port Douglas To
      Innisfail For A
      Route For The
     Railway To The
         Tablelands
          1882-1884
 Discovered The Bump Road
              1877

Source: MA
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