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Thomas Mitchell : 28-December-2010
Thomas Mitchell : 28-December-2010

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Graeme Saunders

The plaque commemorates explorer Major Thomas Mitchell and his expedition who climbed Mount Hope in 1836. The plaque is part of the Major Mitchell Trail which commemorates the "Australia Felix" expedition and was established as a Bicentenary Project in 1988.


Address:Old Leitchville Road, Mount Hope, Mount Hope Picnic Area, Pyramid Hill, 3575
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.984667
Long: 144.208833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:28-June-1836
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1836


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

1788 - 1988

Major Thomas Mitchell climbed and named Mount Hope on 28 June 1836. Mitchell could not resist the opportunity to explore the promising new country to the south.  Immediately he changed course and continued south-westwards.

Major Mitchell's expedition into the `Australia Felix` is commemorated by the Major Mitchell Trail, an Australian Bicentennial project with financial assistance from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au