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03-July-2021 (Henry Moulds)
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The monument commemorates the passing of Muckadilla by Major Sir Thomas Mitchell in May 1846. The cairn was unveiled at the Muckadilla School Centenary in 1986. 



Address:Warrego Highway, Muckadilla, 4461
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.584872
Long: 148.38727
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:09-May-1846
Actual Event End Date:09-May-1846


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th January, 1986
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[ Map of camp and exploration route ]

This cairn was unveiled on 25th January 1986 at the Muckadilla School Centenary to commemorate the passing of this spot  by Major Sir Thomas Mitchell Surveyor General of N.S.W. on May 9th 1846.

An extract from his diary of May 8th 1846 reads

" .... I ascended an elevated north eastern extremity of Mount Abundance, and from it beheld the finest country I have ever  seen in a primeval state.  A champaign region, spotted with wood, stretching as far as human vision, or even the telescope  could reach." 

Plaque funded by Roma / Bungil Bicentennial Community Committee

Source: MA
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