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17-May-2021
17-May-2021
Photographs supplied by Georgina Bliss
The plaque commemorates the centenary of John Charles Darke`s expedition which departed from Port Lincoln in August, 1844. 

Location

Address:63 Tasman Terrace, Civic Hall, Port Lincoln, 5606
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.719787
Long: 135.857665
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 29th August, 1944
Front Inscription

John Charles Darke on his journey of exploration to the Gawler Ranges, left Port Lincoln 29 August 1844

On his return journey he was speared by the natives at Waddikee Rocks 23 October 1844.

He died the next day and was buried at the foot of Darke Peak.

Unveiled August 1944.

Source: RGSSA, MA
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