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The plaque commemorates Dan Seymour, who was sponsored by R. M. Williams to find a route along the Great Divide which is known as the National Horse Trail.

In 1950, Dan came to Australia from Canada where he was born and for 20 years worked his way around the outback as a drover, ringer, dogger and fencer. It was around the rodeos that he met R. M. Williams and a great friendship developed. When Williams proposed the National Trail, Dan volunteered to ride it.

He left Ferntree Gully near Melbourne in February 1972 with two saddle horses, a pack horse and bluey. After riding the route of the Trail he returned to live in Dorrigo in northern New South Wales.


Address:Cedar & Karabin Streets, Dorrigo Heritage Gardens, Dorrigo, 2453
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.343609
Long: 152.713882
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:1973
Approx. Event End Date:1973


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:​February-2002
Front Inscription

Daniel Joseph Seymour

4. 7. 1923 - 10. 7. 2001

In memory of Dan Seymour who pioneered the National Horse Trail from Melbourne to Cooktown in 1973.

His lifes journey ends here.

Erected by his many friends

February 2002

Source: MA
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