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Pioneers Memorial : 26-February-2012
Pioneers Memorial : 26-February-2012

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

Commemorates the first European settlement in the Skipton District in 1839

Location

Address:Glenelg Highway, Stewart Park, Skipton, 3361
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.686014
Long: 143.362456
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th April, 2000
Front Inscription

1839 - 2000  Memorial to Pioneers

This cairn commemorates the first settlement by Europeans in the Skipton District.  Early in 1839 a primitive hut was built on this spot to serve as a homestead for Alexander Anderson, William Wright and James Montgomery.

The three partners had leased from the Crown approximately 21,000 acres for their sheep run which they named "Bamgamie".

In later years, Bamgamie was divided into the well-known properties Langi Willi, Mooramong, Baangal and a portion of Borriyalloak.

This cairn was erected by the Skipton & District Historical Society Inc. and unveiled by life member, Mary Bradshaw 16th April, 2000

Source: MA
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