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The cairn commemorates the centenary of Captain Charles Sturt`s exploration of the Murray River in 1830. Additional plaques were placed on the memorial in 1944 and 1979.

The Sturt Centenary Expedition being conducted by the Royal Geographical Society in co-operation with the Historical Society of New South Wales and the Historical Memorials Committees of Victoria and South Australia, was at Renmark in the course of its journey down the Murray on Wednesday. Following the unveiling of the Captain Sturt memorial cairn there, others were unveiled at Loxton and Kingston punt on Thursday, and the party is proceeding to Morgan and Mannum on Friday, Milang and Pt. McLeay on Saturday, Hindmarsh Island on Sunday for similar ceremonies. The River bank above the Renmark wharf was crowded when the Minister of Public Works (Hon. M. Mcintosh), unveiled the cairn.
Murray Pioneer and Australian River Record (Renmark, SA),
17 January 1930.


Address:Ral Ral Avenue, Renmark, 5341
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.171211
Long: 140.750716
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1830
Approx. Event End Date:1830


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 15th January, 1930
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Captain Charles Sturt

Central Australian Exploring Expedition passed through this District

4 - 5 September 1844

The principal discoveries were Barrier and Grey Ranges Cooper and Eyre Creeks 

Unveiled 1944

Plaque : 

Captain Charles Sturt

Passed this spot

January 1830.

Erected 1930

Back Inscription

150th Year Re-Enactment
Capt. Charles Sturt
1st December 1979

Source: MA,SAM
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