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07-November-2015
07-November-2015

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

A cairn commemorates the pioneers of Katamatite.

The first European man to visit the area was Edward Knull who took up the `Tallygaroopna` run in 1841. It was on this land that Katamatite would develop. An early survey noted that the land was `moderately covered with box and pine trees together with prickly scrub`.

A subdivision saw the future townsite become part of the `Katandra` run in 1848. However, at that stage there was probably just a lone shepherd in occupation. The land was surveyed in 1874 and opened up for subdivision. Settlers (mostly wheat farmers) began to arrive in 1876

Location

Address:Benalla - Tocumwal Road, C. W. Wood Park, Katamatite, 3649
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.076232
Long: 145.687638
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

In memory of the pioneers and to commemorate the centenary of Katamatite 1876 to 1976

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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