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05-August-2014
05-August-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The cairn and plaque commemorate the bullock teamsters who worked in Robe between 1847 -1920.

Originally bullock teams pulling drays piled high with wool or wheat would use this Royal Circus as a turning circle when bringing their goods to the customs house before export.

Location

Address:Royal Circus, Robe, 5276
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.162345
Long: 139.752943
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1847
Approx. Event End Date:1920

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque:
Australia
1788 - 1988

This Cairn commemorates the period 1847 - 1920
when bullock teamsters used this royal circus
when off-loading produce for shipment at Port
Robe. Mr Percy Thorpe, committee member
of the Aust. Bullock Drivers League, donated
and unveiled this plaque as a tribute to these
early teamsters.

Source: MA
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