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20-July-2014
20-July-2014

Photographs supplied by Nadia Marchesani

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.

Location

Address:22 Sebbes Road, Forest Grove, 6286
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.088933
Long: 115.105514
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1923
Approx. Event End Date:1935

Dedication

Front Inscription

Group 64 "Jarrahdene" Forrest Grove
This plaque is dedicated to and recognises the courage and tenacity of these original early group settlers.

1923-1935

[ Names ]

 Plaque donor C.A. Snowy Coote

 Assisted by Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
 With sincere thanks.

Source: MA
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