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The original steam operated irrigation pump and hand operated wine press commemorates George Chaffey .

Renmark did not acquire any importance until 1887 when George and William Chaffey signed an agreement with the South Australian government which led to the creation of an irrigation scheme which was to turn the entire area into one of the most productive in the country. The scheme to water the entire area was greeted enthusiastically with the Assistant Director of Kew Gardens in London declaring `from these sunny lands where our sons and daughters have made their homes, we shall draw our future supply of fruit`.

By 1892 the Chaffey experiment had collapsed. The following year the Renmark Irrigation Trust came into existence.


Address:Murray Avenue, Renmark Irrigation Trust, Renmark, 5341
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.173384
Long: 140.75029
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:People
Link: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonl…
Source: MA
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