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30-April-2017
30-April-2017

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A monument commemorates the Irish settlers, priest and nuns, and the Irish who worked on the Snowy Mountains Scheme.

Location

Address:46 Murray Street, St Patrick`s Catholic Church, Cooma, 2630
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.238383
Long: 149.126069
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 17th October, 1999
Front Inscription

To the memory of the Irish who died during and since the construction of the Snowy Scheme

The early Irish settlers, many who came unwillingly, some to settle and prosper on the Monaro and Kiandra gold fields

The Irish Nuns and Priest who dedicated their lives to serving the people

We honour and remember them all

Dedicated during the 50th anniversary celebration of the commencement of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, Oct 17th 1999 by H. E. Mr. Richard A. O'Brien Ambassador of Ireland to Australia

Source: MA
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