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21-March-2016
21-March-2016

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

A park commemorates the early pioneers of the Tawonga district.

Location

Address:Kiewa Valley Highway, Tawonga, 3697
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.687771
Long: 147.141115
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

Tawonga Pioneer Memorial Park

Plaque :

Tawonga Pioneer Memorial Park

Pioneer John Cooper was the original settler of this land in the early 1860`s. 

On the untimely death of his wife Charlotte, John made the arduous journey in a horse drawn dray from Queenscliff with his two boys, John Junior 8, and Thomas 10.

They settled at Tawonga in 1867 and lived in a bark hut.  John`s daughter Sarah made the journey some time later.

The original parent farm remains largley in Cooper family ownership.

Plaque donated by Allan and Margaret Mull and John (Jack) and Sheila Cooper

 

Source: MA
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