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Monument to a Great Aussie Explorer.

Most likely passed by hundreds of people daily, this monument celebrates the life and link of... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2017
Steve W
Karratha, Australia
Worth stopping and reading the plaque!

I've been visiting Totnes for 30 odd years. Have walked past this on each occasion. I actually... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank bearbence
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Located at the lower end of Totnes high street and is part of the traffic island. Surrounded by some interesting buildings.

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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Probably most interesting to our Australian visitors. If you visit go to St Mary's and out the back to find out more

Thank AnnaliseE4
Reviewed May 22, 2018

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

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

I knew the Burke and Wills story from the book "Coopers Creek " but had forgotten that he came from Totnes .any Australian should visit this part of their history .

Thank Christopher K
Reviewed June 26, 2017

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

Thank Steve W
Reviewed June 6, 2017

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

Thank Barry H
Reviewed March 7, 2017

If you are in Totnes town centre you cannot miss this monument. Aussie visitors must read the plaque.

Reviewed August 24, 2016

At first when passing this monument it is easy to dismiss but i urge anyone interested in totnes to take a second closer look and read all the details you knowledge of the town will be enhanced

Thank judith190920
Reviewed August 7, 2016

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

Thank Adrian A
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