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Gates from Osborne Park erected in 1956 by the Kangaroo Valley Historical Society as a tribute to the Valley pioneers. 

The area was first settled in 1817 when Charles Throsby, an explorer and Captain Richard Brooks, a cattleman, opened the area for white settlement. The felling and exporting of cedar trees quickly became the valley's main industry. By the mid 1840s, the valley also became home to a number of dairy farmers.  

Henry Osborne was the biggest landholder, owning in 1837 over 4000 acres. As he had many more large properties in other parts of the state, he rarely spent time in the valley but operated through his many managers and tenants.

 

Location

Address:2029 Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Museum Park, Kangaroo Valley, 2577
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.726994
Long: 150.520533
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1956
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