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A pillar and reserve commemorates, Alfred Deakin, a former Australian Prime Minister.
Alfred Deakin was a statesman and orator in the Victorian Parliament (1879 - 1901). He was a Federal member from 1901 - 1913 and was Prime Minister three times. Deakin was the founder of Victoria's water conservation and irrigation system. He was a recognised promoter of irrigation during a time when it was not well supported.
In 1947 the reserve was changed to Deakin Reserve in recognition of the Alfred Deakin (1856 - 1919). The memorial pillar in the reserve was unveiled by his daughter, Mrs Herbert Brookes on the 16th November 1962. The Argus (Melbourne) 17th November 1952.
|Address:||Nixon Street, Deakin Reserve, Shepparton, 3630|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.377546|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - Federal|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 16th November, 1952|
Named after Alfred Deakin
1856 - 1919
Stateman and orator
Victorian Parliament 1879 - 1901
Federal Parliament 1901 - 1913
Thrice Prime Minister of Australia
Founder of Victoria`s Water Conservation and Irrigation System