50 Years of Larundel Soldier SettlementPrint Page
Commemorates 50 years of the Larundel Soldier Settlement in the district from 1952 to 2002.
Soldier settlement refers to the occupation and settlement of land throughout parts of Australia by returning discharged soldiers under schemes administered by the State Governments after World Wars One and Two. In Victoria after World War Two, the Soldier Settlement Scheme was refined in the light of past failures. Blocks were bigger, were more carefully selected and roads, housing and fences were supplied to prospective settlers.
|Address:||Elaine-Mount Mercer Road, Elaine, 3334|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.784056|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||February-1952|
|Approx. Event End Date:||February-2002|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 17th February, 2002|
PARISHES OF MEREDITH AND CARGERIE
COUNTY OF GRANT
(Map of Estate)
THIS PLAQUE IS TO COMMEMORATE 50 YEARS
OF LARUNDEL SOLDIER SETTLEMENT IN THE
DISTRICT FROM FEB. 1952 TO FEB. 2002.
PLAQUE UNVEILED BY THE RURAL FINANCE
CORPORATION OF VICTORIA ON THE 17TH OF FEBRUARY, 2002.
PROJECT FUNDING PROVIDED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT,
RURAL FINANCE CORPORATION AND MOORABOOL SHIRE.