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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.

Location

Address:Brodribb Road, ANZAC Lookout, Hazelwood, 3840
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.277447
Long: 146.383242
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 24th April, 1988
Front Inscription

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
                  THIS POINT


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

Source: MA, RSLV,SKP,VWHI
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