Sir Thomas Mitchell Memorial

Sir Thomas Mitchell Memorial

Sir Thomas Mitchell Memorial
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,444 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The clock tower is named after a famous surveyor, but in the end, it is still only a clock tower. The clocks were accurate.
Written 14 April 2023
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mccorquinn
Gold Coast, Australia957 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Sir Thomas Mitchell was the earliest surveyor whose pioneering surveys opened up vast tracts of the Queensland Outback to grazing and other pastoral interests. This memorial was opened in 1948 and has a number of plaques commemorating the Bicentenary and the sesquicentenary of his singular achievements. A time capsule has been placed in the Memorial and is not due to be opened until 2046. The Memorial itself stands like a guardian in the main street (highway) running through the town. It lies surrounded by garden and grass which may impede those with mobility issues.
Written 5 September 2022
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Brissy2
Hervey Bay, Australia8,247 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Located in the middle of the township, we thought the memorial was just the town clock surrounded by flowers, but after a closer look discovered it was the memorial for Sir Thomas Mitchell who explored the local area and discovered the site of Blackall and also named its’ river, the Barcoo River.
Written 25 April 2022
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kjbailey2017
Townsville, Australia156 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021
This lovely stone cairn is an interesting and informative feature of Blackall. Being centrally situated in the main street it is easily located and not difficult to access.
Written 4 July 2021
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MDKbrisbane
Brisbane, Australia445 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
a nice garden round it would of lifted this memorial abit. at least that was something to see in blackall.
Written 31 October 2020
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TraceyC4
Brisbane, Australia165 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
As part of the historical walk this memorial is highlighted. Located in the centre of town it's easy to find. I would suggest getting one of the walk guides and taking the time to enjoy the history and sights of Blackall. I really enjoyed my time in this small town.
Written 4 September 2019
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia24,421 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019
This simple Sandstone Memorial Cairn located in the middle of Blackall's main street honours the memory of Major Thomas Mitchell, (later Lt, Colonel Sir ) born in Scotland in 1792 who became Surveyor-General of the NSW Colony. He was a surveyor & explorer of some note and was responsible for opening up vast areas of Western Victoria, Central Queensland & the Eastern part of Australia. Over many decades he clashed with successive Governors of NSW but remained in charge till his death in 1855. He is also remembered by the beautiful Major Mitchell Cockatoo of inland Australia.
Written 9 August 2019
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