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George Evans Bust-150th Anniversary : November 2013
George Evans Bust-150th Anniversary : November 2013

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Bust of pioneer settler, George Evans (1785-1876) commemorates the 150th anniversary of the settlement of Sunbury. The bust set on a cylindrical blue column with a plaque at the base, was placed in front of the Council offices.  

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.

Location

Address:44 Macedon Street, Outside Hume City Council Chambers, Sunbury, 3429
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.580333
Long: 144.735035
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1836
Approx. Event End Date:1986

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 15th August, 1986
Front Inscription

Plaque:
GEORGE EVANS
1785-1876 
First Settler In Sunbury,
August 1836.

Plaque:
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

Source: VMR, MA
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