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29-September-2013
29-September-2013

Photographs supplied by Bryan Cole

A time capsule commemorates the 150th year of the settlement of Oakbank.

The town was founded in about 1840 by Scottish brothers James and Andrew Johnston. The Johnstons had come out to South Australia in 1839, and by the following year were opening up the country in the Onkaparinga Valley near the present site of the township. The Johnston family hailed from Oakbank, Scotland district, and hence decided to name the new township Oakbank.

Location

Address:Main Street, Oakbank Soldiers`Memorial, Oakbank, 5243
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.984561
Long: 138.842428
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1840
Approx. Event End Date:1990

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th November, 1990
Front Inscription

To commemorate Oakbank`s 150th year a capsule was placed under this rock on 11th November 1990 to be opened in the year 2040

Source: MA
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