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24-April-2019
24-April-2019

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A plaque and shelter commemorates Thomas Mitchell's 4th expedition. Major Edgar Towner V.C. a local landowner who spent much of his time tracing the paths of the explorers of western Queensland, is believed to be responsible for the plaque.

Thomas Mitchell was the first European man to describe this country. His party is recorded as having passed through the area in September 1846. He named Yuranigh Pond, near Isisford after his aboriginal headman.

Location

Address:Isisford - Emmet Road, About 4 kilometres from Isisford, Isisford, 4731
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.348333
Long: 144.492501
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event Start Date:25-April-1846
Actual Event End Date:25-April-1846

Dedication

Front Inscription

Major Thomas Mitchell`s historic 4th expedition passed near this spot in search of an overland route from Sydney to Port Essington (Darwin) on 25 - 9 - 1846

Financially assisted by the Queensland Government

 

Source: NRUM, MA
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