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16-May-2014
16-May-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Roger Johnson

A drinking fountain commemorates Edward Harewood Lascelles, the founder of Hopetoun.

Lascelles was dubbed the `Mallee King` and `Father of the Mallee` as it was he more than anyone else who was responsible for the European settlement of the district. To the west of Hopetoun he developed a six-acre experimental orchard named the Lochs and he successfully lobbied the government to extend the railway to Hopetoun in 1893.

Location

Address:Austin Street, Hopetoun, 3396
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.727544
Long: 142.364219
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 18th January, 1929
Front Inscription

To the memory of Edward Harewood Lascelles whose steadfast faith in the Mallee led to its permanent settlement.

Here he built a monument more enduring than stone

Source: MA,VMR
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