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Anne Drysdale & Caroline Newcomb : 07-October-2012
Anne Drysdale & Caroline Newcomb : 07-October-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

To the memory of pioneers, Anne Drysdale and Caroline Newcomb, who formed a pastoral partnership and held several runs on the peninsula,

Location

Address:Geelong Road, Pioneer Women Park, Drysdale, 3222
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.173842
Long: 144.569539
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

In memory of two remarkable women in early Victoria, Anne Drysdale (1792-1853) and Caroline Newcomb (1812-1874). They arrived as single women in 1840 and 1836 respectively and met in Geelong.

At a time when there were few career opportunities for women, they formed a pastoral partnership and successfully operated several properties on the Bellarine Peninsula, employing a number of men

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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