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Henty Brothers : 28-October-2011
Henty Brothers : 28-October-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Obelisk to Major Mitchell, and to the Henty Brothers who first settled here in 1847, and to Sir Alexander Peacock who unveiled the memorial "in recognition of his work for education".

The memorial was unveiled in September 1927 in front of a large gathering of local people,dignitaries and studetns, Radio station 3LO broadcast the National Anthem at 2.00pm and the announcer in the Melbourne studio read and address prepared by James Sexton. The gathering listened to the broadcast of a six-valve radio loaned by Mr. J. James


Address:Casteron Road, Dwyers Creek, Henty School Site, Henty, 3312
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.650447
Long: 141.535583
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1847
Approx. Event End Date:1847


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 16th September, 1927
Approx. Monument Dedication Date:
Front Inscription

To the memory of Major Mitchell 1836 and Messrs Henty Bros 1837, and those who followed in their footsteps.

Source: MA,VMR
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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