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kelpie Memorial : 27-03-2014
kelpie Memorial : 27-03-2014

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A memorial commemorates the birthplace of the Australian kelpie breed of dog.

The Kelpie Sheep Dog breed was developed on Bolero Station, near Ardlethan. Around 1870 Jack Gleeson, a manager at Bolero Station began mating dogs with a bitch he named Kelpie. One of the pups, Caesar, became famous when she competed at the first dog trial held in Forbes, New South Wales. Her performance was so outstanding that it resulted in the adoption of a breed called Kelpie. Today the breed can be found worldwide in over 400 countries.

Location

Address:Ariah Street, Ardlethan, 2665
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.357808
Long: 146.902058
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals
Monument Designer:Charlie Beltrame (sculptor)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 22nd October, 1994
Front Inscription

THIS MONUMENT ERECTED BY 
THE CITIZENS OF ARDLETHAN & DISTRICT
COMMEMORATES THE BREEDING OF 
THE FIRST GENERATION OF THE

AUSTRALIAN KELPIE SHEEP DOG
                    BY
    JOHN D. GLEESON,
OVERSEER OF BOLERO STATION, 
20KMS NORTH OF ARDLETHAN IN THE 1870`s


AUTHORISED BY THE WORKING KELPIE COUNCIL OF 
   AUSTRALIA INCORPORATED

THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY

GEOFFREY GLEESON, GRANDSON
22ND OCTOBER, 1994

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