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Major Mitchell Expedition : 09-June-2013
Major Mitchell Expedition : 09-June-2013
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The plaque commemorates the centenary of the passing of the Major Thomas Mitchell expedition through the Castlemaine District in September 1836.

An adjourned public meeting of a provisional committee representing several sections of the public, has carried a resolution that the town's commemoration of the visit of Major Mitchell in 1836 whilst on his exploration journey, be a suitable mural tablet placed In the Faulder-Watson (old pioneers) hall. This hall is portion of the first post office, and was given to the Old Pioneers' Association by Sir James Patterson nearly 50 years ago. Mr. W. G. Thompson was elected secretary and treasurer of the fund.
Age (Melbourne), 17 September 1936.


Address:36 Mostyn Street, RSL Hall, Castlemaine, 3450
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.066028
Long: 144.217579
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:29-September-1836
Actual Event End Date:29-September-1936


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 29th September, 1936
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1836     1936

Memorial to commemorate the centenary of the Major Mitchell Expedition which passed through Castlemaine District on September 29th 1836

Erected by the citizens of Castlemaine

September 29th 1936

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au