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23-April-2015
23-April-2015

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.

Location

Address:Mostyn & Well Streets, Burke & Wills Monument, Castlemaine, 3450
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.066695
Long: 144.226144
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration

Dedication

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
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