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A monument commemorates the first parish priest and pioneer of the fruit industry in Stanthorpe.
In 1875, Father Davadi, a Catholic priest, encouraged the tin miners to diversify as he could foresee problems when incomes from tin petered out. He even helped with cuttings from his own established nursery. He is referred to as ' Father of the Fruit Industry '.
|Address:||114 High Street, St Joseph`s Church, Stanthorpe, 4380|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -28.653611|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 1st October, 1978|
FATHER JEROME DAVIDI
PIONEER OF THE FRUIT INDUSTRY
— OF STANTHORPE —
THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY
— SHIRE CHAIRMAN —
CR. F.A.ROGERS, M.B.E., A.I.M.A., (HON.)
ON THE FIRST DAY OF OCTOBER, 1978.
" I AM THE VINE, YOU ARE THE BRANCHES"
FR JEROME DAVIDI
First Parish Priest
St Joseph`s Stanthorpe
WHO DIED 22.1.1900
Bishop William Morris D.D.