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A monument commemorates the early settlers.
The Group Settlement Scheme began in 1921 and by the following year, over 1000 settlers (mainly British) had moved into the district with the offer of free land. They first moved into the areas of Karridale, Kudardup, Nuralingup, Forest Grove, Cowaramup, Rosa Brook, Witchcliffe and later Margaret River.
A number of families departed from London, England to join the failed group settlement scheme and arrived in Albany aboard the "Euripides"in 1925 , and number of them walked off the group settlement land in 1932.
|Address:||22 Sebbes Road, Forest Grove, 6286|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.088933|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1923|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1935|
Group 64 "Jarrahdene" Forrest Grove
This plaque is dedicated to and recognises the courage and tenacity of these original early group settlers.
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Plaque donor C.A. Snowy Coote
Assisted by Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
With sincere thanks.