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Pioneers Memorial : 03-November-2011
Pioneers Memorial : 03-November-2011

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Monument commemorates the pioneering families of Naracoorte, some of whom are buried in the Pioneer Park. The site of the park is the former Naracoorte -Kincraig Cemetery. The memorial also contains a plaque commemorating the 50th anniversary of the municipality of Naracoorte.

Naracoorte was formed from the merger of two towns, Kincraig, founded in 1845 by Scottish explorer William Macintosh, and Narracoorte, established as a government settlement in 1847. The name has gone through a number of spellings, and is believed to be derived from the Aboriginal words for place of running water or large waterhole. It grew during the 1850s as a service town for people going to and from the Victorian gold rush.

The railway reached Naracoorte in 1876 and this led to slow and steady growth which led to the town becoming a municipality in 1924.




Address:Macdonnell Street, Pioneer Park, Naracoorte, 5271
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.955044
Long: 140.737564
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 5th April, 1974
Front Inscription

A Tribute To The Pioneers
Of Naracoorte And District
(Some Of Whom Lie Buried In This Park)
           By The
Lions Club Of Naracoorte
On Their 10th Anniversary
      April 1974

Back Inscription

Commemorating The 50th Anniversary
       Of The
Corporation Of The Town Of Naracoorte
   1924 - 1974

Unveiled By
The Hon. G. T. Virgo M.P.
Minister Of Local Government
April 5th 1974

Source: MA
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