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The monument commemorates the Major Thomas Mitchell Expedition which passed through the area in 1836. 

At the unveiling of the Bulla memorial for Hume and Hovell, Charles Daley the Secretary of the Victorian Historical Society suggested that the idea be extended to other explorers and a committee was formed to mark out the routes of Charles Sturt, Thomas Mitchell, Angus McMillan, and Count Paul de Strzelecki.

Thirty-five cairns or tablets to Mitchell were erected at Nyah West, Swan Hill, Cohuna, Mount Pyramid, Fernihurst, Wedderburn, Kanya, Stawell, Mount William, Horsham, Mount Arapiles, Miga Lake, Harrow, Coleraine, Casterton, Dartmoor, Isle of Bags, Portland, Mount Rouse, Mount Napier, Hamilton, Lake Repose, Dunkeld, Middle Creek, Mount Greenock, Mitchellstown, Nagambie, Castlemaine, Expedition Pass, Kyneton, Benalla, Wangaratta, Chiltern, Gooramadda and a public park at Natimuk (Major Mitchell Park, Mount Arapiles, Natimuk).

HORSHAM Tuesday - The unveiling of a cairn at Green Lake to mark the route taken by Major Mitchell when he explored the country in 1836 took place in the presence of about 600 school children. The function was one of several arranged by the Rotary Club in connection with Youth Week. The cairn was unveiled by the president of the Wimmera Shire (Councillor J M Crick). Addresses were delivered by Mr. Lamb M.L.A:  Mr J F Menadue a member of the board of directors of the Australian Natives Association: Mr R F McNab representing the Historical Society of Victoria: and Mr H W Radford, president of the Rotary Club of Horsham.
Argus (Melbourne), 28 April 1937.



Address:Western Highway, Green Lake, 3401
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.785917
Long: 142.296459
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:20-July-1836
Actual Event End Date:20-July-1836


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 27th April, 1937
Front Inscription

Major Mitchell with his exploring party passed this spot

July 20th 1836

Erected by the Horsham Rotary Club


Source: MA
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