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02-September-2017
02-September-2017

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A plaque commemorates the 175th anniversary of permanent settlement in Seymour.

Location

Address:Manners Street, Lions Park, Seymour, 3360
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.017817
Long: 145.123285
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2014
Front Inscription

The New Crossing Place

During 1839 the Sydney to Melbourne mailman began crossing the Goulburn River at a ford near this site, replacing the old crossing place at Mitchellstown.  By August a punt was in operation here and in December 1839 John Clark established an inn near the present Royal Hotel.

He was Seymour's first townsman making Seymour one of Victoria`s oldest settlements,  Other very early settlers were George Morrison, a blacksmith, and Edward Jones, a sawyer.

This plaque was unveiled to commemorate the 175th anniversary of permanent settlement in Seymour.

Seymour and District Historical Society Inc. 2014. 

 

Source: MA
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