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13-April-2018
13-April-2018

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

The plaque commemorates the climbing and naming of the mountain by Major Mitchell in July 1836. The plaque is located on the cairn which commemorates the oening of Mt, William Road in 1963. 

When Major Mitchell discovered the Grampians in 1836, he ascended the highest mountain and named it then after the reigning monarch King William IV. As the month was July, the weather was wet and cold, and two of his companions were permanently injured through exposure, having spent a miserably cold night upon the summit.
Excerpt from Willaura Farmer (Vic.), 19 June 1914.




 

Location

Address:Mount William Road, via Hall`s Gap, Mount William, 3381
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.294978
Long: 142.603323
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Approx. Event Start Date:July-1836
Approx. Event End Date:July-1836

Dedication

Front Inscription

MAJOR MITCHELL
Climbed This Mountain 
   July 1836
And Named It 
MOUNT WILLIAM

Source: MA,MED,VMR
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