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03-December-2015
03-December-2015

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A monument commemorates the release of Sambar deer in 1868 on William Lyall`s property by the Victorian Acclimatisation Society.

Location

Address:South Gippsland Highway, Col Utber Swamp Tower Reserve, Koo Wee Rup, 3981
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.212992
Long: 145.459262
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1868

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 28th November, 1993
Front Inscription

This plaque commemorates the release in 1868 of Sambar deer (Cervus Unicolor) on William Lyall`s property by the Victorian Acclimatisation Society.

The Sambar is now benignly established throughout the forested mountain country of south east Australia.  The Property "Harewood" is situated 1km. west of this position.

Erected by the Australia Deer Association.

Unveiled on the 28th November 1993 by Life Member  Mr. Arthure Bentley  B.E.M.

 

Source: MA
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