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Exploreres Tree
Exploreres Tree

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The plaque, erected as a Centenary of Federation Project in 2001, commemorates the tree blazed by Frederick Walker at Camp 23 in 1861. Walker led a team from Rockhampton to the Gulf searching in vain for the missing explorers, Burke and Wills. 

In 1861 Walker led a party in search of the ill fated Burke and Wills  expedition.  His meticulous journal of the search has been transcribed. However Walker failed to locate Burke and Wills and their party, arriving in the Gulf of Carpentaria ill, and died at Floraville Station on his return journey.


Address:Stansfield Street , Hughenden , 4821
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.845335
Long: 144.205545
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1861
Approx. Event End Date:1861


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2001
Front Inscription

            CAMP 23
            OCT 22

This Tree Was Blazed By 
 Frederick Walker On
   His Trek North From 
Rockhampton To The 
Gulf Of Carpentaria

Flinders Shire Council 
    Centenary Of 
Federation Project

Source: MA
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