John Oxley Monument

Overview

Positioned at the base of Mullaley Mountain beside the Black Stump Way (Mullaley to Coolah Road), the John Oxley Monument celebrates explorer Oxley's traversing the Gunnedah district and his naming of the Liverpool Plains - a vast area of black soil to the east and southeast of Mullaley.

On August 27, 1818 he and his party crossed Bowen's Rivulet (now Cox's Creek) approximately three kilometres southwest of where the monument is located and by mid-October they reached the mouth of the Hastings River and named Port Macquarie.

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