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Wyong Pioneers Plaque : 12-03-2014
Wyong Pioneers Plaque : 12-03-2014
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Park and plaque dedicated during the centenary celebrations in memory of the pioneer men and women of Wyong.

European settlement began in 1825 when William Cape, a Headmaster of Sydney Public School, and his two sons were granted land in the Wyong district. One of the son`s properties, Wyong Place or Wyong Hill, incorporated the future townsite, hence the name of the town. In the proceeding years timber getters moved into the Yarramalong and Dooralong Valleys to exploit the cedar forests that grew in the area, though transporting the timber from the isolated area was problematic. Other farmers also began to settle locally.

Location

Address:River Road, Wyong Centennial Park, Wyong, 2259
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.288056
Long: 151.423611
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1887
Approx. Event End Date:1987

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th August, 1987
Front Inscription

1887                                      1987
        WYONG ROTARY 
       CENTENARY PARK

  This plaque was unveiled
                 by

     Cr Stephen L Cutler
       Shire President
On the occasion of the Wyong Township
  Centenary Celebrations

    16th August 1987

This plaque is dedicated to the pioneer men
    and women of Wyong

Source: H, MA
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