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06-July-2016
06-July-2016
Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

A plaque commemorates the pioneers of the Finke River and also the first motor car to arrive at the station in 1917.

In 1875 Parkes and Walker applied for the Finke country to establish a cattle station, which they named after their homeland in England. In 1877 the first homestead was built at Ellery Creek and the 2,130 square miles was declared theirs. A log cabin was built on the banks of the Finke River in 1886 and became the new homestead on Henbury, which still stands today. The Beadon family took over in the early 1900's and continued to manage Henbury for many years.
 

Location

Address:Stuart Highway, Henbury Station, Henbury, 0872
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.552003
Long: 133.252569
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1917
Front Inscription

[ Names ]

To the memory of the above pioneers of the Finke.

This plate was erected by J. A. Breaden Esq. 1917.

First motor car property of J. A. Breaden Esq.
Driven by C. Woodward.
Arrived here, 10-4-17.

 

Source: MA
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