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16-September-2013
16-September-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A monument commemorates Charley Gray, who was a member of the Burke and Wills` Victoria Exploring Expedition in 1860 and 1861

Location

Address:McCallum Street, James Belsar Reserve, Swan Hill, 3585
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.337956
Long: 143.562139
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Approx. Event Start Date:September-1860
Actual Event End Date:17-April-1861

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 17th April, 2011
Front Inscription

Charley Gray

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.

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