Nhill Centenary MemorialPrint Page
A monument commemorates 100 years of settlement and honours the pioneers.
The first hotel, a general store and drapery were constructed in the town in 1880. A police report indicated 80-100 people at the townsite in July 1880 with another 450-600 people within a radius of about 7 kilometres.
The next few years saw rapid development with the addition of a bank, mechanics' institute, foundry, shire offices, the Nhill Free Press, a cordial factory, more churches and hotels, a state school, a land office, an hospital, an agricultural equipment manufactory, a courthouse, a brewery and many private residences. Rabbit plagues and wild dogs followed by wheat rust frustrated the efforts of many local pioneers in the 1880s, although Nhill benefited from the arrival of the railway in 1886.
|Address:||Victoria & Rintoule Streets, Nhill, 3418|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.337014|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1880|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1980|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 31st March, 1980|
This memorial was unveiled by the Shire President Cr J. R. Dickinson, on the 31st March 1980.
To commemorate 100 years of settlement and progress and honouring the pioneers of the Township of Nhill.
Erected by the Nhill Centenary Committee
President, M.J. Meek M.B.E.
Secretary, Mrs J.W. Bullen
Treasurer, A.A. Sinclair.