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Thomas Mitchell
Thomas Mitchell

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

Monuments and memorials to commemorate Major Mitchell’s epic 1836 journey can be found in many locations throughout South-western Victoria. Mitchell crossed Victoria’s northern and western plains, found a European settlement already established at Portland, and returned to New South Wales to give a glowing account of the rich land of ‘Australia Felix’.

One hundred years later, local communities at points along his former route engaged enthusiastically in a bout of centennial monument building. After war memorials, the Mitchell monuments are the most common form of public commemoration in the region.


Address:Wimmera Highway, Kooreh, 3478
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.640226
Long: 143.381208
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:09-July-1836
Actual Event End Date:09-July-1836


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 5th October, 1955
Front Inscription

Major Mitchell


Passed this way on July 9th 1836.

Erected by Kooreh & District residents

Oct. 5th 1955.

Source: MA,VMR. ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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