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Winchelsea Pioneers Plaque : November 2013
Winchelsea Pioneers Plaque : November 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

Plaque erected to remember the pioneers of Winchelsea district 1835 -1985.

European settlement of the Winchelsea area began in the mid-1830s as squatters and pioneers spread westwards from the Port Phillip Bay settlement, which was established in 1835. The township that developed alongside the Barwon River at this site was first known as 'Austin's Ford'. It was subsequently renamed 'The Barwon' before becoming 'Winchelsea', a name taken from an English port.

Location

Address:Princes Highway, Old Public Library , Winchelsea , 3241
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.240592
Long: 143.991218
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1835
Approx. Event End Date:1985

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1985
Front Inscription

REMEMBERING THE PIONEERS
                    OF THE
WINCHELSEA DISTRICT
           1835 - 1985
WINCHELSEA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Source: MA
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