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170 Years of Settlement : 26-09-2012
170 Years of Settlement : 26-09-2012

Photographs supplied by John Huth

Helidon Town Clock and sculpture commemorates 170 years of settlement in the Helidon area.

To celebrate 170 years of settlement in Helidon, the Helidon and District Progress Association Inc. invited families to purchase a brick to record their family their family name and date of settlement in the Helidon area. The bricks are paved around the Town Clock, which is erected in Soldiers Memorial Park.

Land on the Darling Downs was opened to Squatters in or around 1840. Brothers by the surname of Leslie were the first to setup a 'Run' (means large area of land) in the Helidon, Lockyer Creek Valley. In 1841 this area of land was still under the control of the Commissioner of Crown Lands at Port Macquarie and was named as part of the 'Colony of New South Wales'.
Upon obtaining a "License to Occupy", squatters could produce a Run for depasturising stations for sheep and cattle. the land and any new squatters within the Helidon Run had to be approved by the original license holder before the application was made to the commissioner.

Location

Address:Turner Street, Soldiers Memorial Park , Helidon, 4344
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.55004
Long: 152.124422
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1841
Approx. Event End Date:2011
Monument Designer:Daniel Gill

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2011
Front Inscription

170 YEARS OF SETTLEMENT
                 1841

Source: MA
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