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John Oxley Park commemorates the European discovery and exploration of the Tweed River by John Oxley in 1823.

In 1823 Oxley was sent north along the coast to select a site for a new penal settlement, and in the course of his voyage examined Moreton Bay and discovered the Brisbane River. During this voyage Oxley explored the Tweed River, named after the River Tweed, which forms the boundary between England and Scotland.


Address:Chinderah Bay Drive, John Oxley Park, Chinderah, 2487
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.233267
Long: 153.555756
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:1823
Approx. Event End Date:1823


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 31st October, 1973
Front Inscription

          "JOHN OXLEY PARK"
 Opened On The 31st October, 1973,
By His Excellency The Governor Of N.S.W. 
Sir Roden Cutler, V.C., K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., C.B.E.
Commemorating Oxley`s Landing & Discovery
    Of The Tweed River In 1823.


Source: MA,H, ADB
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