50th Anniversary of Onslow TownshipPrint Page
A plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the township.
The area around Onslow was first settled in the early 1880s by graziers who brought sheep into the area. In 1883 the town was founded and named after Sir Alexander Onslow (1842-1908), the chief justice of Western Australia at the time. The discovery of gold on the Ashburton River in the 1890s gave the town a brief boost but the town was destroyed by a cyclone in 1926 and relocated to its present site on the Beadon River shortly afterwards.
|Address:||Second Avenue, Onslow, 6710|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -21.636378|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 20th May, 1975|
This plaque was unveiled by Cr. H. W. Clark J.P. to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Town Site of Onslow
20th May 1975