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17-May-2021
17-May-2021
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The plaque John Charles Darke who departed from Port Lincoln on his exploration 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:People
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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