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William ODonnell Plaque
William ODonnell Plaque

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Memorial recognises the contribution to the East Kimberley by William O'Donnell who surveyed the Lower Ord River with William Carr-Boyd in 1883. 

In 1883 an expedition led by W. J. O'Donnell, on behalf of the Cambridge Downs Pastoral Association, left Katherine to explore the country around the Cambridge Gulf hoping to establish a sheep station. The party of six men, including a cook and an Aboriginal boy, with twenty-six horses and provisions for six months, left Katherine on the 26 March. O'Donnell named the impressive Carr Boyd Range after his companion on 26 May 1883.

Location

Address:O`Donnell Street, Wyndham HIstorical Society Museum , Wyndham, 6740
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -15.461533
Long: 128.101044
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Manufacturer:Wyndham Historical Society

Dedication

Front Inscription

 THIS MEMORIAL RECOGNISES THE 
CONTRIBUTION TO EAST KIMBERLEY BY

        WILLIAM O'DONNELL
WHO (WITH WILLAM CARR-BOYD)
SURVEYED THE LOWER ORD RIVER IN 1883.
O'DONNELL STREET ADJACENT TO THIS MEMORIAL
     WAS NAMED IN HIS HONOUR
Erected By The Wyndham Historical Society

Source: MA
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