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Christie Palmerston
Christie Palmerston

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A plaque commemorates 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:Exploration

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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