www.monumentaustralia.org.au

William Forster & Gregory BlaxlandPrint Page Print this page

09-October-2014
09-October-2014

Photographs supplied by John Huth
A cairn commemorates William Forster and Gregory Blaxland who were pioneer settlers in the Gin Gin area in 1849.

Location

Address:Bruce Highway, Gin Gin Rest Area, Gin Gin, 4671
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.974075
Long: 151.946358
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map

Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1849

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1959
Front Inscription

This Cairn Was Erected
             By
The Kolan Shire Council
          In 1959

The Year Of The Centenary Of
Self Government In Queensland
      And Commemorates
The Pioneer Settlers Of This Area
WILLIAM FORSTER & GREGORY BLAXLAND
Who Took Up Gingin Station In 1849
Residing Only A Short Distance From This Site.
Gregory Blaxland Was Murdered
By Hostile Blacks In August 1850,
And His Body Lies In An Unmarked Grave
     In The Vicinty Of This Cairn.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design