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John Oxley : 17-February-2011
John Oxley : 17-February-2011

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans

The monument commemorates explorer John Oxley.

Apart from Aboriginal significance of the area as a meeting place, John Oxley passed by the falls on 13 September 1818 and he named them the Bathurst Falls. He described it as “one of the most magnificent waterfalls we have seen”.



Address:Apsley Falls Road, Apsley Falls, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, Walcha, 2354
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.050223
Long: 151.769549
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:13-September-1818
Actual Event End Date:13-September-1818


Front Inscription

Lt. John Oxley, R.N.

Discovered these falls on 13th September, 1818 after crossing the river near this point.  

The Scenic Stairway was erected by The Lions Club of Walcha in 1961

Source: MA
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