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03-October-2016
03-October-2016

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

An aged care facility commemorates the pioneers of Numurkah.

The area was occupied by the Yorta Yorta people prior to European settlement. Squatters moved into the area from NSW in the late 1830s. After the pastoral runs were made available for farm selection, the township of Numurkah was surveyed in 1875, the Post Office opening 2 November 1878. Numurkah became the headquarters of the Murray Valley Soldier Settlement Area - one of the largest soldier settlements in Australia - after World War I. Under this scheme 700 ex-servicemen were given land to develop for agriculture.

Location

Address:13 Katamatite - Nathalia Road, Numurkah, 3636
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.099024
Long: 145.444846
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Designer:Underwood & Partners
Monument Manufacturer:Bruni & Bisogni Pty. Ltd

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 27th August, 1976
Front Inscription

NUMURKAH PIONEERS
MEMORIAL LODGE

Left Side Inscription

Plaque:
NUMURKAH PIONEERS
MEMORIAL LODGE 
Was Opened On Friday 27th August, 1976 By
His Excellency
The Honourable Sir Henry Winneke
K.C.M.G., O.B.E., K. St. J., Q.C
Governor Of Victoria.

Underwood and Partners, Architects.
Bruni and Bisogni Pty. Ltd., Builders.

Right Side Inscription

          This Building
      Was Financed By
The Australian Government
The Shire of Numurkah
               And
  Local Contributions.

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