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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
Long: 145.40681
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Federal


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th November, 1952
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Deakin Reserve

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

Source: MA,ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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