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04-April-2017
04-April-2017
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A plaque commemorates 150 years of the settlement of Williamstown.

Location

Address:Memorial Drive, Williamstown, 5351
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.670203
Long: 138.890645
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:November-2007
Front Inscription

CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF WILLIAMSTOWN
IN 1854 SECTION 984 COMPRISED UNFENCED PASTURE STONE & BRICK HOUSE AND OUTBUILDINGS LICENSED AS A PUBLIC HOUSE FOR SALE OF WINE.
LEGEND HAS IT THE LEWIS JOHNSTON WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH THE LAND WHILST HE WAS OVERLANDING HORSES FROM SYDNEY IN 1857 HE EXCHANGED THE HORSES FOR THE LAND. rECORDS FROM THE GRO SHOW THAT LEWIS JOHNSTON BOUGHT SECTIONS 984, 985 AND PART 35 ON 12 MAY 1857 FOR £500/-/-/ FROM THOMAS ADAMS.
LEWIS SUBDIVIDED THE LAND AND NAMED IT AFTER HIS SON WILLIAM IN 1858. ASSESSMENT RECORD FOR 1859 SHOW THE FOLLOWING OWNERS AND OCCUPIERS.

Occupier      Owner      Allotment     Description
[Names]       [Names)   [Number]

WILLIAMSTOWN AND DISTRICTS
HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NOVEMBER 2007


 

Source: MA
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