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The Memorial Stone commemorates 51 returned soldiers from the First World War who were allocated land in Hazelwood to develop dairy farms . The monument, a stone and plaque, was erected by the Morwell Yinnar and Boolara Members of the Returned Services League of Australia and the Morwell Shire Council.
Around 1922, the Macmillan family sold Macmillan Estate at Hazelwood for World War I soldier settlement. The land then became known as Hazelwood Estate and was divided into 45 farming allotments by the Closer Settlement Board. Some of these allotments were allocated to returned soldiers who had fought at Gallipoli.
|Address:||Brodribb Road, ANZAC Lookout, Hazelwood, 3840|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.277447|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 24th April, 1988|
THIS MEMORIAL STONE IS IN RECOGNITION
OF THE CONTRIBUTION MADE TO THE
EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF HAZELWOOD
BY THE 51 RETURNED SOLDIERS FROM
THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914-18
WHO WERE ALLOCATED LAND BY
THE SOLDIER SETTLEMENT COMMISSION
TO DEVELOP DAIRY FARMS IN THE
AREA TO THE SOUTH AND WEST OF
ERECTED BY THE MORWELL YINNAR AND
BOOLARA MEMBERS OF THE
RETURNED SERVICES LEAGUE OF
AUSTRALIA AND THE MORWELL
SHIRE COUNCIL IN REMEMBRANCE OF THEM
LEST WE FORGET