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Chocolyn Soldier Settlement : 19-May-2012
Chocolyn Soldier Settlement : 19-May-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Commemorates the Soldier Settlement area of "Chocolyn Estate" that was established in 1920.

The Chocolyn Estate was originally subdivided and offered at public auction in December 1909.

Many of the blocks remained vacant until 1920 when the Closer Settlement Board purchased the land. It was then subdivided into 26 blocks and offered to ex-servicemen. There were 76 applications from across Victoria and as ex-servicemen began to settle in the area, the community of Chocolyn grew.

In 1928 the school was enlarged and in 1931 a community church hall was built. Sports teams, dances, scouts, guides, church activities and school functions were the foundation of a strong community.


Address:Camperdown-Lismore Road, Kariah, 3260
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.194731
Long: 143.193172
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 8th May, 2012
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Chocolyn Estate

Parishes of Colongulac & Kariah  County of Hampden 2433 acres Est 1920

This monument commemorates the World War 1 Soldier Settlement Subdivision on the "Chocolyn Estate"

1.  T. Humphries

2.   I. J. E. Cook

3.   R. C. Beavis

4.  H. F. Robinson

5.  W. M. Backlund  L. E. Bennett

6.  T. J. McCarthy  R. F. SMith

7.  J.H.A. Butters  W. E. J. Anderson

8.  J. Jennings

9.  L. J. McConachy

10.  J. Keen

11.  P. G. Jennings

12.  A. A. Henderson

13.  W. L. Blackley

14.  G. R. W. Blackley  J. H. Bolt

15.  W. E. G. Wilson

16. A. H. WIckham

17. P. McMahon

18.  L. G. Anderson

19.  D. L. Fenton

20.  A. A. Foster

21.  A. J. Doran

22. D. McLeod

23.  W. R. Kennedy

24.  S. J. Lambert

25.  D. McGannon

26.  J. G. Brewis

27.  J. M. Fleming

28.  C. Wade

29.  W. E. J. Anderson

30.  W. G. D. Robertson

31.  H. N. Royce

32.  State School Est. 1873  Church Hall Est. 1931

Monument unveiled - 06/05/2012

Source: MA,DVA
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