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17-February-2014
17-February-2014
Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

A plaque commemorates first overland mail crossing of the Murray River by John Conway Bourke in 1838.

Location

Address:Sturt Street, Murray River, Howlong, 2643
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.986944
Long: 146.621944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

John Conway Bourke, carrier of the first overland mail from Melbourne to Sydney, crossed the Murray River at this point in January, 1838.

An Australian Bicentennial Project with assistance from the Commonwealth Government.

Source: MA
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