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30-August-2013
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A monument commemorates the pioneers of Edenhope.  It was constructed with a foundation stone from the original Edenhope Pub. This first Pub (which is no longer standing) was thought to have been constructed by Chinese stonemasons on their way through Edenhope to the Victorian goldfields. It also features a plough and wheels to represent the agricultural pioneers and a hand water pump in acknowledgement of the urban settlers.

The first European settlers were the Hope family who established the Lake Wallace pastoral station in 1845. The town's name derives from the fact that the Hope`s were from the River Eden in Scotland. A townsite was surveyed and gazetted in 1862. The first Australian cricketing team, an all-Aboriginal squad, trained here in 1868 prior to their departure. Their coach was T.W. Willis who founded Australian Rules football. Closer settlement of the area occurred in the 1930s.

 

Location

Address:Elizabeth & Orme Streets, Outside Old Courthouse, Edenhope, 3318
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.036621
Long: 141.292665
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Designer:Kevin & Pearl Summerhayes

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th November, 2011
Back Inscription

Edenhope Tourism Inc. wishes to acknowledge that this monumenthas been donated and built by Kevin and Pearl Summerhayes, in recognition of the early pioneers to this area.

Erected in 2011

Source: MA
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