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A memorial commemorates the first semi permanent settlement on the Lachlan River which was previously occupied by the local Wiradjuri people.

The locality known as Soldiers Flat was so named because of the establishment c.1820 of a military depot at this location. The military depot preceded the arrival of white settlers to an area that had long been inhabited by the Wiradjuri aboriginal people of Australia. Pioneers of the Soldiers Flat area were buried in a private cemetery on the property of the Green and Brierley families who settled in this area c.1840. This memorial has been erected nearby as a tribute to their memory. Several information signs have been displayed, together with a list of all persons known to have been buried in this cemetery from as early as 1862.

 

Location

Address:Harding Lane, Soldiers Flat Memorial Cemetery, Billimari, 2804
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.681389
Long: 148.615833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Designer:Canowindra Historical Society

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1984
Front Inscription

A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF THE PIONEERS
OF THE SOLDIERS FLAT LOCALITY BURIED A
SHORT DISTANCE EASTWARD. NAMES
INCLUDE THE GREEN AND BRIERLEY
FAMILIES WHO SETTLED HERE
          IN APPROX. 1840
           Erected By
     The Canowindra
        Historical Society
              1984.

Source: MA
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