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Pioneer Women`s Memorial : 11-June-2011
Pioneer Women`s Memorial : 11-June-2011

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The memorial was erected following the publication of a book by Miss Sarah Wadmore for Portland`s centenary entitled "Book of Remembrance : Portland Bay district pioneer women`.

Miss Wadmore attempted to have memorial erected for the celebrations but it was not completed until 1936 and only with the assistance of Mr. Henry of the Borough council. At the unveiling, the major tribute was paid by Mr. Irvine.

Miss Olive Bree unveiled the memorial while her cousin replied on her behalf. Indeed no women are reported as saying anything during the ceremony, although a letter from Miss Wadmore was read out.


Address:Cliff Street, Shire Offices, Portland, 3305
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.351769
Long: 141.608111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 19th November, 1936
Front Inscription

1834 1934

A centenary memorial to the pioneer women of the Portland Bay settlement 1834 - 1934 Unveiled by Miss Olive R.S. Bree, grand niece of Edward Henty 19-11-36

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