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08-December-2014 (Chris McLaughlin)
08-December-2014 (Chris McLaughlin)

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A monument commemorates the pioneers who settled the district.

Early pastoral runs in the district were operating from the 1860s but uncertain land tenures and lack of reliable water did not encourage permanent occupation.

From August 1910 land was gazetted and successfully applicants announced for allotments in parishes of Nyang and Underbool, followed by Boinka, Worooa, Daalko, Manpy, Gnarr, Mamengoroock, and Purnya Settlers began arriving early 1911 to clear land and establish dwellings.


Address:Cotter Street, Underbool, 3509
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.169712
Long: 141.81116
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Monument Designer:Karen Harris


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 19th October, 2002
Front Inscription

OPioneer and Early Settler Memorial

Officially opened 19 October 2002

Plaque :

In honour of the pioneers who, through vision, courage and strength, triumphed over hardship to settle this district

Inscription in Proximity
Stock water cart
Used by Farnsworth Family
Allot. 32 Parish Manpy
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