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Rotunda and Monument erected in a memorial avenue in 2008 commemorate the pioneer women of Bacchus Marsh. The Bacchus Marsh Country Women’s Association (C.W.A.) received an $8000 grant from the State Government’s Centenary of Women’s Suffrage grants. The women also received $5000 from Moorabool Shire Council for a monument. The rotunda features display boards featuring the pioneering women.
An area known as Stamford Hill will replace the original Pioneer Women’s Avenue of Honour, which the CWA created in 1935. The original Avenue of Honour had 276 Claret Ash trees stretching along Bacchus Marsh Road from Clarinda Street past the Western Freeway. Bacchus Marsh CWA secretary June Webb said a tree was planted for every woman that was born or lived in Bacchus Marsh prior to 1890.
A feature of the Centenary celebrations to be held at Bacchus Marsh from 22nd to 26th October, 1936, will be the dedication by Lady Huntingfield of a memorial avenue in honor of pioneer women of the district. Already noted for its street trees, Bacchus Marsh will have its new Centenary avenue on the Western Highway at the entrance to the town. The cost of tree-guards and name plates used in the avenue has been subscribed by descendants of the 150 women commemorated.
Werribee Shire Banner, 9th April 1936.
|Address:||Bacchus Marsh Road, Stamford Hill, Bacchus Marsh , 3340|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.671255|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 2nd August, 2008|
THE PIONEER WOMENS AVENUE HONOURS WOMEN WHO WERE RESIDENT OR BORN IN THE BACCHUS MARSH DISTRICT PRIOR TO 1870
THE WOMEN OF THE KULIN NATION
PIONEER WOMENS AVENUE MEMORIAL
UNVEILED BY MRS JAN DE KRETSER PATRON OF COUNTRY WOMENS ASSOCIATION
2ND AUGUST 2008
Pioneer Women's MEMORIAL AVENUE