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17-November-2015 (John Huth)
17-November-2015 (John Huth)

Photographs supplied by John Huth / Gordon McFarland

The monument commemorates the pioneers of the Weethalle District. It was unveiled during the 50th anniversary celebrations. 

The Weethalle area was set aside as homestead farms for returned soldiers in 1921. The Rankins Springs railway line was extended to Weethalle in 1922. Land clearing commenced and by 1923 the first wheat from the area was delivered to the Weethalle railway station.

By 1924, a site was surveyed for a village to service the surrounding farms with town allotment sales taking place the following year.  A "skeleton" town was in existence by 1926, with "buildings in all states of construction" and "built mostly of wood".  In the same year, a provisional school was established along with a branch of the Commercial banking Company of Sydney. 

 

Location

Address:Railway Street (Mid Western Highway), Weethalle, 2669
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.875496
Long: 146.625956
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1924
Approx. Event End Date:1974

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 16th August, 1974
Front Inscription

Weethalle

50th year celebrations
1924 - 1974

In commemoration of the pioneers of the District 

Opened by Mr. E. Bedford, M.L.A. of Fairfield on 16th August, 1974.

Source: MA
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