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Moranghurk Estate Soldiers Settlers : 27-09-2013
Moranghurk Estate Soldiers Settlers : 27-09-2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

Memorial plaque commemorates the 26 Soldier Settlers who settled on the Moranghurk Estate in 1953. Moranghurk Estate is south of Meredith.

Moranghurk Homestead is one of the oldest pastoral properties in Victoria, having first been settled in 1840 by Scottish squatters Dugald McPherson and William Taylor. Moranghurk’s position as a substantial sheep station came to an end in the 1950s with the compulsory acquisition of a substantial portion of the property (11,770 of the 18,807 acres) by the Soldier Settlement Commission. The remaining property was stripped back to 2,183 acres in 1953 and this was sold to the Soldier Settlement Commission in 1954.

Location

Address:3320 Midland Highway, Moranghurk, Lethbridge, 3332
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.924795
Long: 144.113732
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Designer:Meredith History Interest Group
Link:http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 15th September, 2013
Front Inscription

Moranghurk Soldier Settlers

THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF
THE MORNAGHURK SOLDIER SETTLEMENT ESTATE FOR
RETURNED SOLDIERS FROM WORLD WAR 2

       (Map of Estate)

"MORANHURK ESTATE"
       (PRE-1953)
PARISHES OF COOLEBANGHURK, BAMGANIE & BURTWARRAH
COUNTY OF GRANT
ESTATE OWNER : J.L.MATHESON
APPROX SIZE 19136 ACRES

(List of Settlers)
PLAQUE ERECTED BY MEREDITH HISTORY INTERST GROUP Inc.
PLAQUE UNVEILED 15.09.2013
FUNDED BY : DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS.

 

Source: DVA
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