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Commemorates Charley Gray, who was a member of Burke & Wills` Victoria Exploring Expedition in 1860 and 1861
|Address:||McCallum Street, James Belsar Reserve, Swan Hill|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.337956|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||September-1860|
|Actual Event End Date:||17-April-1861|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 17th April, 2011|
Charley Gray was an ostler at the Lower Murray Inn, Swan Hill when he was recruited for his bush skills and horsemanship on the Burke and Wills Expeditionin September 1860.
Gray, along with Robert O`Hara Burke, William Wills and survivor John King are recognised as the first explorers to cross the Australian continent from sth. to nth.
Gray died on the return journey of the expedition on 17 April, 1861.
Unveiled by Councillor Greg Cruikshank Mayor, Swna Hill Rural City Council 17 April 2011.
Swan Hill Genealogical and Historical Society Inc.