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A sculpture at John Oxley Reserve, marks the bicentenary of John Oxley’s appointment as New South Wales’ third Surveyor General in 1812

Governor Macquarie began issuing the land around the Cowpastures in large grants from 1810. John Oxley received two off these properties, naming them Kirkham and Elderslie. These large estates became semi-autonomous villages.

John Oxley was involved in inland and coastal explorations in NSW looking for areas suitable for settlement. He was  also involved in various agricultural and business ventures and charitable groups.

Location

Address:The Lanes, John Oxley Reserve, Kirkham, 2570
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.026398
Long: 150.715958
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Actual Event STart Date:1812
Actual Event End Date:2012

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 25th October, 2012
Source: MA
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