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The plaque commemorates the 165th anniversary of the Mount Bryan Expedition in 1839 led by Governor Gawler, and the death of Henry Bryan who was one of the members of the expedition.


Address:Samsons Well Road & Controversial Road, Morgan, 5320
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.970419
Long: 139.628874
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:14-December-1839
Actual Event End Date:14-December-2004


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 14th December, 2004
Front Inscription

                     HENRY BRYAN
                     (aged 18 years)
Vanished near this spot on Saturday 14 December 1839, having become separated from Governor George Gawler while returning from Mt Bryan to the Nor West Bend for water
             The Mt Bryan Expedition comprised of 
                   Governor George Gawler
                   Captain Charles Sturt
       Henry Inman (Police Superintendent)
          John Craig and Henry Bryan
      Unveiled on Tuesday 14 December 2004 by
        Ian Mann, Mayor, Mid Murray Council
Peter Bryan (Great great grand nephew to Henry Bryan)
Hon Dean Brown MP (Great great grandson to John Craig)
John Gawler (Great great grandson to Governor George Gawler)
Simon Sturt-Bray (Great great grand nephew to Charles Sturt) 
    Councillor John Lindner, Mid Murray Council
             To Commemorate the 
165th anniversary of Mt Bryan Expedition 
         and the death of Henry Bryan


Source: MA
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