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03-November-2015
03-November-2015
Photographs supplied by Michael Doncaster

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.

Location

Address:Second Avenue, Onslow, 6710
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -21.636378
Long: 115.112607
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 20th May, 1975
Front Inscription

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

Source: MA
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