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A monument commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first European exploration into the district which was led by Colonel WIlliam Light , the Surveyor General.

Location

Address:Barossa Valley Way, Tanunda, 5532
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.531952
Long: 138.949801
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:13-December-1837
Actual Event End Date:15-December-1837

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th December, 1987
Front Inscription

Commemorating the 150th anniversary
Of the first white expedition into this
Region 13-15th December 1837, led by 
COLONEL WILLIAM LIGHT 
Surveyor General of the Province of
South Australia From Lyndoch the party
Explored the Barossa Hills, nearby
Tanunda Creek and surrounding districts

Unveiled by
His Worship, the Mayor of Tanunda
MAURICE WALLENT J.P.
6th December, 1987.

Source: MA
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