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Black Stump
Black Stump

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The Black Stump was erected as a tribute to the land clearing of the pioneers. The original stump, which was stolen, was erected as a New Years prank in 1972.

Location

Address:Main & High Streets, Cowell, 5602
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.683872
Long: 136.924558
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

THE BLACK STUMP
AS A NEW YEAR PRANK IN 1972, A LARGE STUMP WAS PLACED BETWEEN TWO HOTELS, ON WHICH SIGNS, READ:
"BEST PUB THIS SIDE OF THE BLACK STUMP".
THE ORIGINAL STUMP WAS STOLEN.  THIS LARGER STUMP WAS ERECTED IN ITS PLACE ALSO PAYING TRIBUTE TO PIONEER LAND CLEARING BATTLES.
AFTER SEVERAL FIRES THE WEIGHT IS 2060 KG.

Source: MA ,NRUM
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