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Wycheproof Pioneer Women
Wycheproof Pioneer Women

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The cairn commemorates the pioneer women of Wycheproof and district. The cairn was officially unveiled on the 9th October 1936. 

WYCHEPROOF, Friday.— Wycheproof branch of the Country Women's Association officially opened the cairn erected on the Calder Highway, and dedicated to the pioneer women of the district. Mrs. Ingram, the president, explained to a large gathering the object of the monument. She said that whilst appreciating, the work of the women, they were not unmindful of the splendid work of the pioneer men, which they might honor, at a later date. Mrs. L. Meney, of Towanini district, who is 94 years of age. was given the honor of declaring the cairn open, which she did amidst great enthusiasm. 
Age (Melbourne), 10 October 1936.

Location

Address:Fariview Street, Centenary Park, Wycheproof, 3527
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.079086
Long: 143.226296
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 9th October, 1936
Front Inscription

Erected By
Wycheproof Branch Of The
   C.W.A.
In Memory Of
Pioneer Women
September 1936

Back Inscription

Erected In
1936
In Memory Of
Pioneer Women
   By
Wycheproof Branch Of The C.W.A.
1931 - 2005

Source: MA
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