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I've been visiting Totnes for 30 odd years. Have walked past this on each occasion. I actually stopped to read the plaque on this visit and found it amazing! Definitely worth taking a look.
Wills, a Totnes man who walked across Australia..... Have a look...More
Well here you have a monument... a stone, stick like thing which is really easy to overlook, as you go about avoiding large groups of slow moving exchange students.
I would recommend it to everyone. I would definitely recommend coming from Australia for a weekend...More
Most likely passed by hundreds of people daily, this monument celebrates the life and link of William John Wills, a British surveyor, borne in Totnes in 1834, who died near Cooper Creek in South Australia around 29 June 1861.
Aussies will know him better as...More
The monument is right on a busy roundabout coming from the old bridge and the entrance to the high street. It forms part of a pedestrian crossing from one side of the plains to the other.
It actually commemorates that Wills , one half of...More
Showed a few Aussies this monument they could not believe it, its there history after all. We walk past with out even a glance but it was some achievement in 1860 crossing 2000 miles across Australia for the first time and dying on the way...More