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17-August-2015
17-August-2015

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams
Commemorative wall and arch erected to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Northampton 1864-2014.

Northampton was known as the "The Mines" until 1864, when the townsite was gazetted and became known as Northampton. Local Government commenced in 1871, its boundaries being described from the north by running a line running eastward from the mouth of the Murchison River, west by the Indian Ocean, south by a line running eastward from the mouth of the Buller river, with no eastern boundary.

Location

Address:Hampton Road & Essex Street, Northampton, 6535
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.348328
Long: 114.631608
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1864
Approx. Event End Date:2014
Monument Designer:Kevin Chick
Monument Manufacturer:Gary Dungate (construction) Sonic Cut-Geraldton (metal work)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 19th February, 2014
Front Inscription
NORTHAMPTON 150 YEARS 
Left Side Inscription
1864

Plaque:

         NORTHAMPTON
         1864 - 2014

This Commemorative Wall is in recognition of the
Northampton Townsites 150th Anniversary 
and was officially unveiled by 


Cr Gordon Wilson - Shire President
       Mrs Mary Mitchell
       Mrs Winnie Williams
                 & 
       Mr Bob Cornell

        19 February 2014
Right Side Inscription

2014

Plaque:

The design of the Commemorative Wall
was developed from a concept design
submitted by local resident 
Kevin Chick

Wall constructed by local Gary Dungate
metal work undertaken by Sonic Cut - Geraldton



The Commemorative Wall depicts
the development of
the Northampton Townsite

Indigenous Persons - the original people of the land
Sailing Ship - settlers arriving
Mine Poppet Head - start of mining, start of town
Horse & Plough - start of agriculture
Gwalla Church - first significant building for the people
Railway worker - first railway
family - where we are today 

    This wall is a project of the
Northampton 150th Community Committee
in association with the Northampton Shire Council

       19 February 2014


 

Source: MA
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