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03-May-2015
03-May-2015

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

A monument commemorates the pioneers of Harrietville.

 

Location

Address:Great Alpine Road, , Harrietville, 3741
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.889743
Long: 147.064616
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event STart Date:
Approx. Event Start Date:1852
Actual Event End Date:
Approx. Event End Date:1962
Monument Designer:Neville Wolff
Monument Manufacturer:Ted Piggott

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 26th January, 1962
Front Inscription

Erected by the Harrietville Historical Society to the memory of the pioneers of this valley of gold

Unveiled Australia Day 1962

1852  1962

 

Left Side Inscription

The Pioneer Monument
(on the site of the former School of Mines)

The rounded water-worn stones represent the alluvial and dredging phases of mining.

The white quartz represents reef mining.

Grey-Blue Ordovician Rock.  The host rock of most of Victorias gold bearing reefs and lodes

Designed by Neville Wolff
Built by Ted Piggott in 1961.

Drawn by Andrew Swift of "The Miner`s Cottage"

Source: MA
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