Burke & Wills Memorial Mia Mia (Camp 6) - VIC

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DEG: -36.996788 144.572238
DMS: 36º 59' 48.44" S 144º 34' 20.05" E
UTM: 55 H 5902729mN 283960mE
Altitude: 266.51m

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1637 C326
Mia Mia VIC 3444
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The memorial in Mia Mia marks the site of camp 6 of the VEE (Victorian Exploring Expedition of Robert O'Hara Burke and John Wills), otherwise known as Burke & Wills expedition. The area contains a site marker plaque and a sculptured area featuring a plaque with an excerpt from Ludwig Becker`s Diary. The expedition party spent 2 nights here. At the time, the site was land occupied by Westblade's hotel. They took a day off to repack the wagons and repair their equipment after a gruelling week of travel and camping in the elements in the wet and cold.The inscription reads; Burke & Wills Expedition Site of Camp 6 Mia Mia 25 - 27 August 1860Plaque: "Day 2 ...the horses, the camels and six waggons went on together... Day 3... It came down in torrents. No tea, and we slept in the wet... Day 6... Arrived at Mia Mia ... Day 7... A day of rest... A great many visitors from M`Ivor and other places... to look at the caravan; the Landlord of the Inn had a good day". Diary of Ludwig Becker, Naturalist Victorian Exploration Expedition
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Closest Weather Station

Redesdale at 23/05:30am EST
Distance from Burke & Wills Memorial Mia Mia (Camp 6) 5.25km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
0.6°C-2.1°C96%0.0°ChPa-mmSSW4km/hr
2knots
6km/hr
3knots

Closest Climatic Station

Redesdale
Distance from Burke & Wills Memorial Mia Mia (Camp 6) 5.25km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C29.228.725.020.416.012.711.913.516.119.323.526.3
Mean Min. °C13.013.410.57.15.13.83.03.04.25.48.510.0
Mean Rain mm33.538.033.540.055.959.265.560.853.752.441.638.0

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