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Addington Pioneers Monument
Addington Pioneers Monument

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

A monument commemorates the pioneers of Addington. A plaque in the shape of a boomerang commemorates the indigenous inhabitants of the area. 

On a block of land, part of the road reserve facing the main Ballarat-Waubra Reserve made avallable by the Ballarat Shire Council a memorial park to the pioneers of the district was established yesterday. In the presence of a large gathering descendants of 36 pioneer families planted poplars and elms and a cairn was unveiled bearing the inscription "Erected to the Memory of the Pioneers of Addington." Councillor R Crosthwaite opened the park in the absence of the shire president (Councillor R Charles). He thanked Mr A Beseler and the committee for their enterprise.
Argus (Melbourne),  24 August 1934. 

Location

Address:Sunraysia Highway , Near Langi Kal Kal Road, Addington, 3352
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.385521
Long: 143.684439
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 23rd August, 1934
Front Inscription

In Memory Of The Blacks 

Plaque :

Erected by A.J. Beseler
in 1934, resited by
Learmonth and District
Historical Society.
Unveiled on 1-4-1990
by Cr. A. R. McDonald
Ballarat Shire President.

Plaque :

Erected To The Memory 
Of The
Pioneers Of Addington
1934

 

Source: MA
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