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November-2013 (Nancy Alford)
November-2013 (Nancy Alford)

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford / Neil Follett

A plaque commemorates the pioneers of Winchelsea district from 1835 to 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 - 1988

Winchelsea Historical Society

 

Source: MA
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