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14-October-2015
14-October-2015

Photographs supplied by Timothy Daniel

A plaque marks the gravesite of John Gilbert (1812-1845), an ornithologist who was Gould`s principal collector in Australia and was a talented observer who endured considerable hardship while travelling in the Australian bush collecting for his employer.

Gilbert was killed by an Aboriginal spear in the neck while travelling on Ludwig Leichhardt`s overland expedition to Port Essington.

Location

State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -15.638889
Long: 141.823056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Science
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…
Source: MA,ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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