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28-October-2014
28-October-2014

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A memorial commemorates Carlo Catani, an engineer who drained the swamp, and those who settled in the landscape.

Location

Address:Willow Grove Road, Trafalgar, 3824
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.193818
Long: 146.150196
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th November, 1988
Front Inscription

CARLO CATANI
1852 -1918
PUBLIC WORKS CHIEF ENGINEER.
HE DRAINED THE SWAMP.

PIONEER ROLL OF RENOWN

THE FAMILIES LISTED BELOW WERE AMONG 
THOSE WHO SELECTED LAND IN THE 

MOE SWAMP AREA PRIOR TO 1914

[ Names ]
UNVEILED IN THIS BICENTENNIAL YEAR 
BY SENATOR JULIAN McGUARAN M.P. 
ON SUNDAY, 27TH NOVEMBER 1988

 

 

 

 

Left Side Inscription
ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE 
THE SETTLEMENT OF THE 
MOE SWAMP - "TRAFALGAR MEADOWS"
AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY 
THE SETTLERS OVERCAME 
MANY DIFFFICULTIES 
TO SUCCESSFULLY FARM THE AREA
Source: MA,RHSV
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