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Colonel WIlliam Light : 23-August-2011
Colonel WIlliam Light : 23-August-2011
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A plaque commemorates Colonel William Light who named the district in 1837.

Location

Address:Gilbert Street, Lyndoch, 5351
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.601442
Long: 138.891006
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Actual Event STart Date:13-December-1837
Actual Event End Date:13-December-1837

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 13th December, 1987
Front Inscription

In honour of Colonel William Light 1786 - 1839

Soldier, Artist, first Surveyor-General of South Australia and the Planner of Adelaide, who named this district Lynedoch Vale on 13 December 1837 in memory of Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch, victorious commander of British troops and the Battle of Barossa against the French in the Peninsular War, Spain, 1811.

"At length, about 5 p.m., we came to a beautiful valley which I named Lynedoch Vale after my much esteemed friend, Lord Lynedoch" - From Light`s diary for Wednesday, 13 December 1837.

Exegi Monumentum Aere Perennius

Erected by the Lyndoch and District Historical Society with the generous support of Adeline Maddox (nee Noske) and her sister Linda Reed, and with the assistance of the District Council of Barossa.  Unveiled 13 December 1987

Source: MA
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