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The sculptured plaque commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Burke and Wills Expedition. It contains bas relief sculptures and gives details of members of the expedition as well as their connection with Menindee. 

The Pamamaroo Creek is the site of the base camp of the 1860 Burke and Wills expedition. The expedition party included 15 men, 23 horses, 27 camels and 21 tons of stores. At the time of Burke's arrival in Menindee it was an outpost with no other settlements between here and the vast interior. On 19 October the small party of Burke, Wills, Brahe, King, Gray, McDonagh, Patton and Dost Mahomet, 15 horses and 16 camels left the Pamamaroo camp and headed north on their expedition to the Gulf of Carpentaria.


Address:Yartla Street, Maidens Menindee Motel, Menindee, 2879
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.395329
Long: 142.415853
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1860
Approx. Event End Date:2010
Designer:Ross J. Bastiaan
Artist:Ross J. Bastiaan


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2011
Front Inscription

                    BURKE & WILLS

( Details of the expedition as well as history of Menindee )

To Commemorate The 150th Anniversary Of The Expedition
Sculptor & Text By: Ross J. Bastiaan AM RFD 2011


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au