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Henry Dangar
Henry Dangar

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The memorial commemorates surveyor and explorer Henry Dangar (1796-1861) who camped near the site in 1824. 

Dangar who was a surveyor and pastoralist was appointed assistant in the Survey Department and employed in the counties of Camden and Argyle. He transferred to Newcastle to make a detailed survey of the Hunter Valley and for the next two years measured and marked out in the Hunter River and as far north as Patrick`s Plains. He also marked the road from Newcastle to Wallis Plains (Maitland).


Address:New England Highway & Segenhoe Street, Dangar Park, Aberdeen, 2336
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.162963
Long: 150.890451
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:01-August-1824
Actual Event End Date:01-August-1824


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 3rd August, 1974
Front Inscription

                Henry Dangar
First Explorer Of The Upper Hunter River
Camped Near This Site On 1st August 1824.
            Memorial Erected By
The Residents Of Aberdeen 3rd August 1974.
            Plaque Donated By
   Scone & U. H. Historical Society.

Source: MA
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