Captain Charles Sturt Memorial Cairn - SA

  Historic Site

Position

DEG: -34.171181 140.750702
DMS: 34º 10' 16.25" S 140º 45' 2.53" E
UTM: 54 H 6218835mN 477024mE
Altitude: 22m

Description

Address & Contact

Renmark
Phone: N/A
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Web: https://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/people/exploration/display/97849-charles-sturt-

Information

The cairn commemorates explorer Captain Charles Sturt who passed Mulwala on his exploration journey along the Murray in 1838.

Charles Napier Sturt (1795 – 1869) was a British officer and explorer of Australia, and part of the European exploration of Australia. He led several expeditions into the interior of the continent, starting from Sydney and later from Adelaide. His expeditions traced several of the westward-flowing rivers, establishing that they all merged into the Murray River, which flows into the Southern Ocean. He was searching to prove his own passionately held belief that an "inland sea" was located at the centre of the continent. He reached the rank of Captain, served in several appointed posts, and on the Legislative Council.

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Closest Weather Station

Renmark Airport at 10/10:00am CST
Distance from Captain Charles Sturt Memorial Cairn 7.45km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
17.6°C12.5°C58%9.2°C1013.4hPa0.0mmWNW26km/hr
14knots
35km/hr
19knots

Closest Climatic Station

Renmark Aero
Distance from Captain Charles Sturt Memorial Cairn 7.45km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C33.632.728.724.520.016.816.218.622.024.828.931.0
Mean Min. °C16.216.212.78.86.44.63.74.56.78.912.514.1
Mean Rain mm18.120.013.716.216.221.920.921.923.727.022.823.3

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