www.monumentaustralia.org.au

Ludwig Leichhardt ExpeditionPrint Page Print this page

26-July-2020
26-July-2020

Photographs supplied by John Huth

The plaque commemorates Ludwig Leichhardt's expedition of 1845 which passed in the vicinity of Comet. He named the Comet River after seeing Comet Wilmot (Y2). 

Location

Address:Showgrounds Road, Opposite Comet State School, Comet, 4702
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.606177
Long: 148.544719
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map

Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event Start Date:10-January-1845
Actual Event End Date:10-January-1845

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 13th June, 1983
Front Inscription

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 and Leichhardt discovered coal in the Bowen Basin.

 

 

Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design