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Westbury Pioneer Memorial
Westbury Pioneer Memorial

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Monument and plaque from the Westbury Council in England commemorates the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Westbury.

Westbury came into existence in the early 1820s. It was surveyed in 1823 and by 1828 Governor Arthur ordered that the townsite be laid out with a view to Westbury becoming a major stopover point on the route from Hobart to the northwest coast which, at the time, was being opened up by the Van Diemen's Land Company. The scale of the survey was such that it is clear there were plans for Westbury to become a city.

By 1832 Lieutenant Ball and a detachment of troops were stationed near the Village Green. Four years later the town's population comprised 227 free men and women and 317 convicts.

Location

Address:Lonsdale Promenade, Westbury Common Green , Westbury, 7303
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.528059
Long: 146.829643
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1823
Approx. Event End Date:1973

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:July-1973
Front Inscription

From Westbury Urban District Council, Wiltshire, England, to the Municipality of Westbury, Tasmania to commemorate the 150th anniversary of its establishment. July 1973

Source: MA
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