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A monument commemorates the role of women in pioneering the settlement of the region.

 

 

Location

Address:The Esplanade, Strahan, 7468
State:TAs
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.154419
Long: 145.326878
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 27th October, 1998
Front Inscription

Plaque : 

Pioneer Women`s Memorial Strahan

Erected by the Strahan CWA in 1998

A quote

"To honour the role of women in pioneering this isolated and formidable region of mountains, forests and harsh winter climates.  Their lives in the western wilderness was no less arduous, nor their sacrifices greater, than those of their menfolk." 

Conclusion  'West Coast Story` by Kerry Pink

Plaque : 

Pioneer Women`s Memorial Strahan

Erected by the Strahan CWA in 1998

The first West Coasters

The Aborigines freely roamed the coastal fringes of the West Coast for thoasands of years.  The women were hunters and gatherers forced to swim for food in the freezing West Coast waters

The Mime.Gin Tribe at Macquarie Heads and the Low.Ren.Tom.Mer.Ning tribe at Meeberlee (Macquarie Harbour)

Plaque : 

Pioneer Women`s Memorial Strahan

Erected by the Strahan CWA in 1998

December 1821 the ships Prince Leopold and Sophia left Hobart Town to establish the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement.  

Aboard were 8 female convicts.  These were the first European settlers of Western Tasmania.

Their home - or prison - was Sarah Island.  The most wretched outpost in the British Empire.

Left Side Inscription

Strahan C. W. A.

Pioneer Women`s Memorial Strahan

Officially opened by West Coast Council Mayor M. D. Waller

27th October 1998

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Source: MA
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