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13-December-2015
13-December-2015

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

A monument commemorates James Wilson and his family who were pioneers of Steppes.

 

 

 

Location

Address:Highland Lakes Road, Steppes State Reserve, Steppes Homestead, Steppes, 7030
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.101863
Long: 146.894178
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Front Inscription

Steppes State Reserve
(48 hectares)

This memorial is erected to commemorate James Wilson and his family, Steppes pioneers.

The Steppes Homestead, built in March 1863, became the headquartes of the South Longford Police Division with James Wilson as Superintendent.

In the year 1870 he liberated brown trout fry in Great Lake for the first time, so laying the foundation for the valuable trout fishery in Central Tasmania.

Miss Madge Wilson, who conducted the Steppes Post Office for 30 years, donated the homestead and some additional land.  She devoted her life to the care of the fauna and flora of this reserve.

National Parks and Wildlife Service

 

Source: MA
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