John Oxley Print Page Print this page

John Oxley : 30-December-2009
John Oxley : 30-December-2009

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans

The memorial commemorates the expedition of explorer John Oxley (1784 - 1828).

John Oxley crossed Bowen`s Rivulet (Cox`s Creek) approximately 3 kilometres southwest of this spot on the 27th August 1818 and travelled east to Port Macquarie. 

Note :  As at 20 July 2016 it has been reported to us that the original plaque on the monument has been stolen. It is believed a replacement plaque has now been placed on the memorial. 


Address:Black Stump Way (Mullaley-Coolah Road), Mullaley Mountain, 4 kilometres south of Mullaley, Mullaley, 2379
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.136383
Long: 149.906667
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:27-August-1818
Actual Event End Date:27-August-1818


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 25th July, 1986
Front Inscription

   On 27th August 1818
Surveyor General Lieutenant John Oxley
Crossed Bowen`s Rivulet (now Cox`s Creek) About 3km South-West Of This Point And Travelled East Toward Port Macquarie. He Named The Black Soil Area To The East And South-East
The Liverpool Plains
This Stone Was Erected To Honour Him And Remind Us Of The Courage Of All Explorers And Pioneers.

May All Who Pass This Way Give A Thought To 
"The Tracks Of Those Vanishing Horsemen.  
On A Path Covered Over By Time.  
Their Glory All Gone...
Still Their Echoes Live On Here... In The Beat Of My Rhyme".

Erected By Tambar Springs APEX.  
Stone & Plaque Gunnedah Shire Council.
Citation From Song By Eric Watson.

Unveiled 26-7-86 By 
Rachael Anne Barnes, 
A Great Great Great Grandaughter Of John Oxley

Source: MA,H, ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design