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Edward John Eyre plaque
Edward John Eyre plaque

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The memorial commemorates the explorer, Edward John Eyre who camped at the site in 1840 and replenished his water supply.

There is also a Bratten Plough at the site which was invented by Robert Bratten overseer of works in the District of Tumby Bay Council.

The committee comprising Dr. Charles Fenner, Dr. A. Grenfell Price, and Messrs, F. L. Parker and J. M. Maughan has approached the councils of the towns on the route followed by Edward John Eyre on his journey from South Australia to Western Australia in 1840 to co-operate in the celebration of the centenary of his exploit. It is suggested that a series of cairns, similar to those commemorating the journey of Captain Sturt down the Murray, be erected at Adelaide, Crystal Brook, Melrose, Port Augusta, Iron Knob, Streaky Bay, Ceduna, Elliston, and Port Lincoln. A representative pilgrimage will unveil the memorials in succession about September 1940.
Laura Standard and Crystal Brook Courier (SA), 20 January 1939. 


Address:Flinders Highway, Eyre Waterhole Rest Area, 3 kilometres south, Streaky Bay, 5680
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.817986
Long: 134.245632
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1940
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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