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A memorial commemorates the World War One veterans and other pioneers who established the Red Cliffs Soldier Settlement District in 1921. An additional plaque was added to the memorial on the 10th October 1996. 

At the close of the First World War, Australia began an ambitious and controversial soldier settlement scheme, allocating small parcels of potential farming land to returned soldiers. 33,000 acres were set aside in Red Cliffs, and in 1920, the returnees started clearing the Mallee Scrub, making Red Cliffs the largest Irrigated Soldiers' Settlement in Australia.

Location

Address:Calder Highway & Jamieson Avenue, Barclay Park, Red Cliffs, 3496
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.307314
Long: 142.187764
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1921
Approx. Event End Date:1996

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 5th March, 1996
Front Inscription

This Plaque Is Dedicated To The
W.W. I Veterans And Pioneers
            Of This
           Red Cliffs
Soldier Settlement District

    Established 1921
And Is Placed Here With Pride
As A Tribute To Their Achievements

Red Cliffs / Irymple
Sub-Branch R.S.L. and M.R.C.C
  5th March, 1996

Plaque

This Plaque Was Unveiled
On The 10th October 1996
During The Occasion Of The
75th Anniversary Of
   Red Cliffs, By
Commodore Tom Dadswell,
     RAN Rtd,
Son Of An Original Pioneer
And WWI Veteran,
Supported By
Camilla Brown 
Student, Red Cliffs
Secondary College

Source: MA
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