150th Anniversary First Settlement (George Evans Memorial ) Print Page
Bust of pioneer settler, George Evans (1785-1876) of Emu Bottom set on a cylindrical blue column with a plaque at the base, placed in front of the Council offices, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the settlement of Sunbury.
The building of Emu Bottom homestead commenced circa 1836. George Evans (1785–1876), who had arrived on the Schooner Enterprize from Van Diemen’s Land in 1835, settled near modern day Sunbury. Emu Bottom, later called Emu Vale, was occupied by Evans, by squatting licence, as one of many large squatting runs on Crown land.
|Address:||44 Macedon Street, Bulla Shire Council Chambers, Sunbury, 3429|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.580333|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1836|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1986|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 15th August, 1986|
George Evans 1785-1876, first settler in Sunbury, Aug. 1836.
This memorial was unveiled by His Excellency Dr John Davis McCaughey, Governor of Victoria, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the first settlement in Sunbury 15 August 1986