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Nyah Centenary : 06-04-2014
Nyah Centenary : 06-04-2014
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Time capsule  and plaque commemorate the centenary of the Nyah District 1893-1993. The time capsule is to be opened in 2043.

Nyah, on the banks of the Murray River was formed as the "Taverner Community Village Settlement" in the 1890s by Jim Thwaites as a utopian socialist community, one of many established along the Murray, including Waikerie in South Australia. The communities were established in imitation of the New Australia settlement of William Lane in Paraguay. Lack of access to water for fields and a falling-out of favour of socialism led to the end of state support for these communities.

The Post Office opened on 4 May 1894 (though known as Tyntynder for some months).

Location

Address:River Street, Recreation Reserve , Nyah, 3594
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.170997
Long: 143.380535
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1893
Approx. Event End Date:1993

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1993
Front Inscription
NYAH DISTRICT CENTENARY
    1893 -1993
CAPSULE TO BE OPENED OCTOBER 2043
Source: MA
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