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The monument commemorates the arrival of Charles Sturt in February 1830.

In 1828 he discovered the Darling River and in January 1830 the Murray River, which he followed until he reached present day Goolwa. With the assistance of the local Aborigines, Sturt and his party were able to reach the Murray mouth in South Australia.

He was unable to get his boat out into the sea and had to walk across the dunes to see the river flowing into the ocean. However Sturt had seen enough good land and it was his report of this journey that later influenced the decision in England to establish the Colony of South Australia.


Address:Barrage Road, Goolwa, 5214
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.515238
Long: 138.784798
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:11-February-1830
Actual Event End Date:11-February-1830


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 11th February, 2010
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Unveiled by His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR Governor of South Australia on February 11th 2010

Commemorating the arrival of Captain Charles Sturt on February 11th 1830


Source: MA
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