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Kilkivan 150th Anniversary Sign / March 2013
Kilkivan 150th Anniversary Sign / March 2013

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Sign commemorates 150 years of settlement in Kilkivan district.

Kilkivan was first settled by Europeans in the 1840s. Queensland’s first gold discovery was at Kilkivan in 1852 and subsequent findings escalated into a gold rush in the 1860s. The town was named for a pastoral run owned by pastoralist John Daniel Mactaggart after his father's farm name in Kintire, Scotland.

 

Location

Address:Wide Bay Highway (Bligh Street) , Kilkivan , 4600
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.085196
Long: 152.23723
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event STart Date:1848
Actual Event End Date:1998

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 31st October, 1998
Front Inscription

WELCOME

1848        KILKIVAN        1998
       A tribute to our Pioneers

 

 

Inscription in Proximity
Sesquicentennial of 
KILKIVAN DISTRICT
This sign Commemorates 150 years of settlement in Kilkivan District and was unveiled by Mr Douglas C. Mactaggart descendant of Mr John Mactaggart
Source: MA
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