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15-March-2017 (Tim Fitzgerald)
15-March-2017 (Tim Fitzgerald)

Photographs supplied by Tim Fitzgerald / Sandra Brown

A wall commemorates the pioneers of Turriff and District.

Location

Address:2118 Sunraysia Highway, Turriff, 3488
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.455641
Long: 142.471091
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Manufacturer:Halls Memorial (Mildura, VIC)

Dedication

Front Inscription

Turriff & District Pioneers

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In 1901 the first settlers came to the Mallee, where the town was later named Turriff after Mr John Turriff manager of Corrong Station.

There was no permanent water, no telephone, roads were just sandy tracks.  The Railway line was bulit in 1902 - 1903 through thick Mallee scrub, from Woomeland to Nowingi.  The SEC power came in 1964.

17000 klms of open channel was constructed by horse teams and scoops, which brought water to the Mallee from storage in the Grampains from 1912 completed early 1920.

Channels ran once a year to fill dams.

 

Source: MA
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