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Rat Point Camp : 23-August-1992
Rat Point Camp : 23-August-1992

Photographs supplied by Roger Mulder / Peter Mustart

The cairn commemorates Rat Point Camp which was used by the Depot Party of the Victorian Exploring Expedition led by Burke and Wills in 1861.

The cairn was erected by the Army Survey Regiment, Bendigo during their search for the grave of William Patton, a member of the Burke and Wills expedition. 


Address:Pindera Downs Aboriginal Area, Tibooburra, 2880
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.430556
Long: 142.576111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:19-February-1861
Actual Event End Date:14-March-1861


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 23rd August, 1992
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Rat Point Camp

Situated on the edge of the plain to your front was occupied from 19 Feb to 14 Mar 1861 by the following members of the  Burke and Wills Expedition :

William Wright, Herman Beckler, Ludwig Becker, William Purcell, Charles Stone, William Hodgkinson, John Smith and  Belooch a camel driver.

Established by members of Army Survey Regiment Bendigo on 23 Aug 1992 during the search for the grave of William Patton.

Source: MA
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