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Lions Club Timeline
Lions Club Timeline

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Diane Watson / Sandra Brown

A signpost commemorates the Sesquicentenary of Coonamble. 

In 1840 James Walker established the first run in the area; that being the 'Koonamble' station, settled by his agent. It soon became a watering place and campsite for passing stockmen. Land on either side of the river was reserved for a townsite in 1855. In 1859 it was surveyed and the first post office established. The township was gazetted in 1861 with the first courthouse and lock-up built in 1862.

Location

Address:Castlereagh Highway, Coonamble, 2829
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.960639
Long: 148.390222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1855
Approx. Event End Date:2005

Dedication

Front Inscription

Lions Club Time-line 

The time-line signpost was officially unveiled by Coonamble`s Mayor Tim Horan, on 17th December 2005, to commemorate Coonamble`s Sesqui-Centenary. 

Coonamble township was laid out of 1855 and instead of having a multi-sign post pointing to different cities and giving the distances away, the figures on each of the signs are the years of establishment of those cities.  

The Time-Line post was manufactured by Coonamble Lions Club members and erected by Coonamble Shire Council.

Source: MA
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