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A Plaque commemorates the Cecil Plains Soldier Settlement. 

In 1916, Cecil Plains station was acquired by the Queensland government and subdivided for closer settlement, with some parcels reserved for soldier settlers. The new settlers produced mainly wheat and dairy.

One third of the repurchased Cecil Plains Estate was set apart for returned soldiers which consisted of 73 portions which totalled 40,578 acres. When the ballot closed on the 25th March 1919 , some of the land had been allocated with some returned soldiers indicating they would apply later on.
The Brisbane Courier, 29th March 1919.

Location

Address:Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road, Cecil Plains , 4407
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.532476
Long: 151.202622
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 5th December, 1999
Source: SKP
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