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An obelisk commemorates Major Thomas Mitchell, and the Henty Brothers who first settled here in 1847, and to Sir Alexander Peacock who unveiled the memorial "in recognition of his work for education".
The memorial was unveiled in September 1927 in front of a large gathering of local people,dignitaries and students, Radio station 3LO broadcast the National Anthem at 2.00pm and the announcer in the Melbourne studio read and address prepared by James Sexton. The gathering listened to the broadcast of a six-valve radio loaned by Mr. J. James
|Address:||Casteron Road, Dwyers Creek, Henty School Site, Henty, 3312|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.659833|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1847|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1847|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||August-1927|
To the memory of Major Mitchell 1836 and Messrs Henty Bros 1837, and those who followed in their footsteps