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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.
|Address:||Austin Street, Hopetoun, 3396|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.727544|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 18th January, 1929|
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