Charles Archer & Sleipner Statue - QLD

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DEG: -23.37289 150.506897
DMS: 23º 22' 22.41" S 150º 30' 24.83" E
UTM: 56 K 7413000mN 245155mE
Altitude: 13.75m


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29 Alma St
Rockhampton City QLD 4700
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A statue of Charles Archer and his horse Sleipner commemorates the meeting place which determined the site of the city.

Charles Archer explored the Fitzroy and Dawson River areas looking for suitable grazing lands in 1853-4. He tendered for the Farris Run in Gracemere and travelled overland with livestock to arrive in 1855. His brother Colin was to bring much needed supplies by sea and the two met when the "Ellida" sailed up the coast from Maryborough and along the Fitzroy River.

This became the site of Rockhampton. Sleipner, Archer`s horse, was named after Odin`s fabled horse in Scandinavian mythology.
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Closest Weather Station

Rockhampton at 05/11:30pm EST
Distance from Charles Archer & Sleipner Statue 3.01km W
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Closest Climatic Station

Rockhampton Aero
Distance from Charles Archer & Sleipner Statue 3.01km W
Mean Max. °C31.931.230.528.826.023.523.124.827.329.631.232.1
Mean Min. °C22.122.120.817.914.110.99.510.713.717.019.521.2
Mean Rain mm132.2143.2101.044.247.738.029.928.524.349.768.6107.8

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