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17-September-2013
17-September-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A monument commemorates 150 years of the settlement of Barham Station and 100 years of the township.

The history of white settlement begins in 1843 when the 114,656 acre 'Barham' station was taken up by Edward Green, who named it after the maiden name of his wife. The south bank of the Murray was then settled towards the end of the Victorian gold rush where squatters grazed sheep & cattle. The typical Australian struggle between squatters (on vast acreage) and selectors (who took up small lots) was played out throughout the district, with selectors such as Parkman, McConnell and Hudson moving in to take up small farms within the Barham station lease from 1877.

The Post Office opened on 1 January 1895. Growth was slow until 1904 with the construction of a lift span bridge designed to allow paddle steamers through.

Location

Address:Murray Street, Riverside Park, Barham, 2732
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.630269
Long: 144.125769
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1843
Approx. Event End Date:1993

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:1992
Front Inscription

TO COMMEMORATE 150 YEARS OF SETTLEMENT OF BARHAM STATION AND 100 YEARS OF VILLAGE SETTLEMENT
1843 - 1993

Source: MA
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