Baxter Memorial Camp - WA

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DEG: -32.468067 125.626251
DMS: 32º 28' 5.04" S 125º 37' 34.5" E
UTM: 51 H 6404643mN 746832mE
Altitude: 66.54m


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Caiguna WA
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The monument commemorates John Baxter who accompanied Eyre across the Nullarbor.

In 1841 Edward John Eyre and his expedition passed within 20 kilometres of present day Caiguna. On 29 April 1841, tragedy struck when John Baxter was brutally murdered by two fellow members of the expedition. Because of the terrain the body could not be buried and was exposed to the elements. Nearly forty years later the remains were recovered , minus the head, and sent to the Colonial Secretary's office in Perth.

The final resting place of Baxter's body is unknown as all records relating to the disposal of his remains have been lost. In 1930 the West Australian Historical Society erected the memorial 20 kilometres south of Caiguna.

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Eyre at 25/06:00am WST
Distance from Baxter Memorial Camp 67.94km E
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Distance from Baxter Memorial Camp 67.94km E
Mean Max. °C26.526.525.724.121.318.918.219.321.123.024.325.3
Mean Min. °C15.316.014.311.
Mean Rain mm16.016.127.725.038.839.834.429.523.619.720.420.3

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