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The plaque, unveiled during Western Australia's centenary celebrations in 1929, commemorates the first European residents home in the district in 1832.

At the last meeting of the Busselton Municipal Council it was decided to place a memorial tablet on the old residence of the Bussell family, "Cattle Chosen," surmounted by a black swan and reading:— 1829 -1929 Western Australia Centenary Celebrations CATTLE CHOSEN First White Resident's Home Erected in the Busselton district by John and Alfred Bussell and Family In April,1832.
Geraldton Guardian and Express (WA), 14 January 1929.


On June 30 an inscribed marble tablet was unveiled at Cattle Chosen, the first settler's home in the Busselton district, built by Mr. Alfred Bussell in 1832. Other celebrations, including an old-time costume ball, marked the district's centennial commemoration.
Western Mail (Perth, WA), 11 July 1929.

 

Location

Address:Cattle Chosen Homestead, off Vasse Highway, Busselton, 6280
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.668056
Long: 115.374722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1829
Approx. Event End Date:1929

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 30th June, 1929
Front Inscription

           1829 - 1929
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN CENTENARY
          CELEBRATIONS
         "Cattle Chosen."
The First White Residents Home
Erected In The Busselton District.

Occupied by John Bussell & Brothers
          In April 1832.

Source: MA
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