Noosa Shire Chairman Bert Wansley unveiled it on the 3rd of January 1982. I found some information about Eliza. She isn't popular now because she tried to make money out of her experience when she returned to England and many of her allegations about the Aborigines have been disclaimed. Fraser Island is now called K'Gari.
"In May 1836, "The Stirling Castle", captained by Scotsman James Fraser, was wrecked on a reef now known as Eliza Reef approximately 200km north of Fraser Island. The survivors boarded two open boats, both in poor condition. The two boats became separated and Captain Fraser, his wife Eliza Fraser and some of the crew spent several weeks at sea before beaching a short distance from what is now known as Waddy Point, a few kilometres north of Orchid Beach tourist resort.
Eliza remarried and returned to England and sought to make money from her ordeal. Prominent people living in Australia and those who were knowledgeable on aboriginal tribal customs disclaimed many of her accounts. A statement by the newspaper "The Sydney Gazette" in 1838 disclaimed some of her allegations.
A few mornings we got up really early and went for kayak before the wind came up. It was very relaxing and beautiful on the lake. There is a great coffee shop within walking distance of the campground that sells a large range of interesting things.