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A monument marks the spot where John Oxley crossed the Wallamba River in 1818. 

In 1818, John Oxley and his party, en route to Sydney after an inland expedition, carried a boat from Booti Booti to Boomerang Beach where they spent the night. One of the party was speared by the local Aborigines (the Wallamba, a sub-group of the Worimi people) who watched them from canoes. Oxley named Wallis Lake after the commandant of the penal settlement at Newcastle.


Address:South Street, Tuncurry, 2428
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.172778
Long: 152.481389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:26-October-1818
Actual Event End Date:26-October-1818


Front Inscription

John Oxley here crossed Wallamba River

26 Oct 1818

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