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02-November-2013
02-November-2013
Photographs supplied by John Huth

A park commemorates the pioneer settlers of Benarkin.

Benarkin takes its name from ''Benarqui'' from the, Dungibara language which refers to the blackbutt tree (Eucalyptus pilularis) which are common in the district. When the Blackbutt railway station was built to serve the town of Blackbutt, it was some distance from the town, so it was decided to name the railway station Bernakin in 1910 and this name was then used for the settlement that grew up around the railway station. Because of the close proximity (3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) apart) and intertwined history of the two towns, they are often referred to as the twin towns of Blackbutt-Benarkin.

Location

Address:Scott Street, Benarkin, 4306
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.887587
Long: 152.137063
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Front Inscription

First Settlers
Memorial Park

Source: MA
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