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21-February-2021
21-February-2021

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The stone monument marks the point where Stuart and his party passed through the region on the 12th July 1862 and reached the coast at Point Stuart on 24th July.  On the return jouney the expedition passed this location on 31st July 1862.

The plaque near the monument, commemorates the 150th anniversary of explorer John McDouall Stuart`s expedition in 1861-62 , which was the first crossing of the continent from south to north.

 

Location

Address:Oodnadatta Track, Marree, 5733
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.740829
Long: 138.124405
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Approx. Event Start Date:1861
Approx. Event End Date:1862

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2012
Front Inscription

This plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first crossing of Australia from Adelaide to Van Diemen Gulf by the South Australia Great Northern Exploring Expedition under the command of John McDouall Stuart in 1861 - 62, utilising this route.

[ Map of Route ]

Principally as a result of Stuart`s expeditions :
the geographical nature of the Centre was revealed ; South Australia annexed the Northern Territory ; the Overland Telegraph Line linking Adelaide to the world, via Darwin, was constructed along this route and the original Ghan railway line to Alice Springs, subsequently followed a similar route.

Erected by the Litchfield family of Mundowdna & Wilpoorinna Stations and the John McDouall Stuart Society - 2012

Source: MA
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