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26-November-2014
26-November-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The Pioneer Memorial is a rendered brick rotunda which was erected on Big Hill in 1938 to honour the early residents of Stawell.

A Committee headed by the Mayor Cr. S P Freeland worked to raise sufficient money to build this very distinctive memorial on the crest of Big Hill. John Shirlow, who had some of his schooling in Stawell, designed the memorial. The Stawell Progress Association in 1947 presented the centre Directional Disc.

Location

Address:Big Hill Road, Stawell, 3380
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.053602
Long: 142.787855
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 6th August, 1938
Front Inscription

Dedicated to the Pioneers of Stawell and District by His Excellency Sir Frederick Wollaston M.A., K.C.M.G.
Lieut. Governor of Victoria

August 6th 1938

Left Side Inscription

This foundation stone was laid by His Excellency Lord Huntingfield, K.C.M.G.

Governor of Victoria

October 7th 1935

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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