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30-August-2013
30-August-2013
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque commemorates John Dixon Derry, an engineer who was responsible for constructing the Natimuk and Arapiles water channels.

Location

Address:Main Street, Between Shire Office & Old Court House, Natimuk, 3409
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.740153
Long: 141.944267
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:1887
Approx. Event End Date:1889

Dedication

Front Inscription

John Dixon Derry
Born 1840 died March 12 1913

Mr Derry A Leading Engineer
Made An Out Standing Contribution
To Water Conservation In Victoria
And The Domestic And Stock
Supply System In The Wimmera
          1887-8-9

1) Construction Of Natimuk Channel Of 28½ miles
2) Construction Of Arapiles Channel Of 17½ miles
     Cost of Natimuk Arapiles Channel System
              33,000 Pounds

Source: MA,VMR
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