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22-September-2016
22-September-2016

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

An artillery gun was presented by the R.S.L. to commemorate the centenary of Henty.

The village of Henty was originally called 'Doodle Cooma'. Nearby wetlands are still called Doodle Cooma Swamp; they cover 20 square kilometres and are a breeding area for waterbirds.

The post office changed its name in 1886 as the railway station's name was thought to be confused with Cooma in the Monaro district. The town's new name was after the Henty family of Portland, Victoria and Launceston, Tasmania. Edward Henty had leased Round Hill station north of Gerogery (south of Henty) in the early 1860s.
 

Location

Address:Keightley & Allan Streets, Henty Memorial Park, Henty, 2658
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.519621
Long: 147.032061
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1886
Approx. Event End Date:1986
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 30th March, 1986
Front Inscription

Presented to the town of Henty on the occassion of their centenary by the Henty Sub Branch R.S.L.

30. 3. 1986

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