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A plaque commemorates Ludwig Leichhardt's expedition of 1845 which passed in the vicinity of Comet. He named the Comet River after seeing a comet. 


Address:Capricorn Highway, Comet, 4702
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.605371
Long: 148.545773
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:10-January-1845
Actual Event End Date:10-January-1845


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 13th June, 1983
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Royal Historical Society of Queensland.

Explorer Ludwig Leichhardt passed in the vicinity of Comet on 10th January 1845 when exploring from Moreton Bay to north Australia in 1844-45. He named the Comet River as he saw a comet. Leichhardt discovered coal in the Bowen Basin.

Plaque unveiled by Shire Chairman Cr. R. C. Morton M.B.E. on the 13th June 1983


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