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19-September-2013
19-September-2013

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Commemorates the centenary of Federation of the Australian Commonwealth in 1901

Location

Address:High Street, Lancefield
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.277167
Long: 144.7345
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal
Actual Event STart Date:01-January-1901
Actual Event End Date:01-January-2001

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:2000
Front Inscription

Macedon Ranges Shire Council

Centenary of Federation 2001 - Macedon Ranges Federation Trail

Lancefield

Lancefield falls in the clan territory of the Wurundjeriballuk and an important Aborigianl site exists in the area.  European settlement began during the 1830's, the first township was established in the 1850`s at Deep Creek, north of Lancefield, however, persistent floodinf necessitated the move to higher gorund.  The rich agricultural land supported farming and produced a fine avriety of crops and early industries included a malthouse, brewery and flour mill.  In 1860, expoloers Burke and WIlls camped near Lancefiled and the site is marked with a memorial stone close to Burke and Wills Track.  The town's attractive streetscape affords an indication of its heritage.

 

Source: MA
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