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The cairn commemorates Major Thomas Mitchell who passed through the area in 1836. 

Thirty-five cairns or tablets to Mitchell were erected at Nyah West, Swan Hill, Cohuna, Mount Pyramid, Fernihurst, Wedderburn, Kanya, Stawell, Mount William, Horsham, Mount Arapiles, Miga Lake, Harrow, Coleraine, Casterton, Dartmoor, Isle of Bags, Portland, Mount Rouse, Mount Napier, Hamilton, Lake Repose, Dunkeld, Middle Creek, Mount Greenock, Mitchellstown, Nagambie, Castlemaine, Expedition Pass, Kyneton, Benalla, Wangaratta, Chiltern, Gooramadda and a public park at Natimuk (Major Mitchell Park, Mount Arapiles, Natimuk).

MELBOURNE, Saturday. The Historical Memorials Committee of the Royal Society of Victoria, yesterday unveiled memorials near the sites of the camps of Sir Thomas Mitchell, who, in 1836, penetrated Victoria from New South Wales as far as Portland. The memorials were erected at Talbot and Lexton, some miles to the north of Ballarat. The cairn at Talbot stands on the summit of Mt. Greenock above a gully where Sir Thomas Mitchell pitched a camp in September, 1836. The cairn at Lexton stands almost in the centre of the town. The unveiling was performed by the president of the Memorials Committee (Sir James Barrett).
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 31 March 1930.


Address:Lexton - Talbot Road & School Lane, Lexton, 3352
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.273531
Long: 143.518978
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:25-September-1836
Actual Event End Date:25-September-1836


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 28th March, 1930
Front Inscription

Major Mitchell

Passed through this District on 25th Sept 1836

Source: MA
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