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10-November-2014
10-November-2014

Photographs supplied by Russell Byers

The sandstone seat commemorates the spot passed by Allan Cunningham on the 30th April 1827 on his expedition from Segenhoe Homestead ( guided by Peter Macintyre of Blairmore ) to the Darling Downs.

Early in 1827 the intrepid explorer Allan Cunningham set out on his journey along the valley of the Hunter River, on to the Liverpool Plains, and from there to Queensland. In his report he states that with a party of six men and 11 horses (eight the property of the Crown) he stopped at Segenhoe, the home of T. P. Macqueen, Esq., which was at that time the farthest outpost.

Location

Address:Gundy Road, Rotary Park, Scone, 2337
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.055846
Long: 150.869366
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1957
Front Inscription

              Allan Cunningham
Explorer, Botanist Having Fixed By Astronomical
Observation The Official Starting Point Of The
Expedition, Segenhoe Homestead, As -32.6.37 South Lat.
150.57.15 East Long. Passed This Spot 30th April 1827,
And Being Guided By Peter Macintyre Of Blairmore
Over The Range At The Head Of Dartbrook, Went On
To Effect Important Discoveries, Including The
Macintyre And Condamine Rivers, Darling Downs
          And Cunningham`s Gap
             Erected By
Scone Upper Hunter Historical Society, 1957

 



 

Source: MA,H
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