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The plaque commemorates the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the exploration party led by John Howe on the 15th March 1820. 

In February, 1820, Howe left Windsor with a party of fifteen, including two Aboriginal guides. By following the advice of the guides he was able to find a route which became known as the Bulga Road. On 15 March he reached the Hunter, where he followed its course upstream as far as Maitland.

On his return, Governor Macquarie rewarded him with a grazing licence for land at Patricks Plains (near Singleton). He was also granted 283 hectares (700 acres) near the present site of Singleton. He named this property Redbourneberry. An additional 202 hectares (500 acres) grant was made in 1824.

Location

Address:40 Elizabeth Street , Singleton Museum (Old Council Chambers), Burdekin Park, Singleton, 2330
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.563321
Long: 151.175117
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event Start Date:15-March-1820
Actual Event End Date:15-March-1995
Link: http://adb.anu.edu.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 15th March, 1995
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This plaque commemorates the 175th anniversary of the arrival of an exploration party led by John How which arrived in this District on 15th March, 1820

Erected 15th March, 1995



 

Source: MA, ADB
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