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Charleston's Centenary celebrations plans are now taking definite shape. They will take place on March 13th and 14th. To commemorate the memory of the early settlers, the first of whom arrived in 1839, an arch is being erected at the entrance of the park, the town's Centenary gesture.
The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA), 4 February 1937.
The Charleston Centenary celebrations on Saturday were an outstanding success. At least 1000 people were present. Never before in the history of Charleston has such a crowd gathered. The procession finished up at the gates of the new Centenary Park. This park, about an acre in extent, is a gift from Mr. H. Newman, sen. He concluded a speech by handing the keys of the ground to Mr. Playford. M.P. for guardianship. Mr. Playford then declared the gates open by cutting the ribbon. The tablet erected to the memory of the old pioneers was unveiled by Mr. Shannon M.P.
The Advertiser (Adelaide), 16 March 1937.
|Address:||Newman Road, Newman Park, Charleston, 5244|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.91611|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1836|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1936|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 13th March, 1937|
This tablet is to commemorate the memory of the early settlers of Charleston.
The earliest settlers arrived in the Colony in the year 1837, and settled in Charleston in 1839.