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07-November-2015
07-November-2015

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

A cairn commemorates the centenary of Katamatite and is erected in memory of the pioneers. 

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
Actual Event STart Date:1876
Actual Event End Date:1976

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1976
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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