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02-February-2016
02-February-2016

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A sundial commemorates Captain Keith Veenstra.   He began working at Goolwa and built the 65-passenger launch Aroona for cruises on the Murray River and lakes. Later in 1972 he built the Murray River Queen followed by several others for the growing tourist trade on the river.

Location

Address:Cutting Road, Goolwa, 5214
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.503641
Long: 138.785741
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:December-1990
Front Inscription

Commemorating Captain Keith Veenstra

Co-founder of "Murray River Developments Ltd"

Outstanding Netherlands immigrant with vision and entrepreneurial spirit, realising the true tourist potential of the River Murray.

Born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands 1926
Passed away in Goolwa 1989

This plaque was unveiled by Willem Ouwens LLB Consul for The Netherlands

December 1990

Source: MA
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