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Burke & Wills Commemorative Plaque : 28-May-2011
Burke & Wills Commemorative Plaque : 28-May-2011

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Sandra Brown

The plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of the commencement of the Victorian Exploration Expedition. The expedition set out from Royal Park in Melbourne on 20 August 1860.

The plaque includes a memorial map of the historic Burke and Wills expedition and is located in front of the original free-standing plaque at the Burke & Wills Monument.

The commemorative plaque was coordinated by the Castlemaine Pioneers and Old Residents and designed and made by local residents. It was financed through local contributions and a grant from the Mount Alexander Shire Council.


Address:Mostyn & Well Streets, Burke & Wills Monument, Castlemaine, 3450
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.066695
Long: 144.226144
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 20th August, 2010
Front Inscription

                     20 - 8 - 2010
     Exactly 150 Years Ago On 20 August 1860
       The Victorian Exploring Expedition
    Departed From Royal Park, Melbourne.

       Robert O`Hara Burke Had Been 
         Superintendent Of Police At
         Castlemaine 1858 - 1860


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