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The bas relief plaque 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

Source: H, MA
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