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Simson Brothers : 24-February-2013
Simson Brothers : 24-February-2013

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

Obelisk as part of a lookout commemorates pioneer settlers, John Donald Simson and Hector Simson. Stones from their original homestead are built into the memorial. 

White settlement in the Maryborough area first occurred in 1840 when the Simson brothers established their 'Charlotte Plains' sheep station in the district. The settlement was originally known as Simsons, but later changed to Maryborough by the gold commissioner James Daly, after his Irish birthplace.


Address:Kennedy Street, Maryborough, 3465
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.044328
Long: 143.750633
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Monument Designer:E. J. Peck


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 10th April, 1939
Front Inscription

Simson Memorial Cairn

Left Side Inscription

This cairn constructed from the ruins of the original homestead, and marking the centenary, perpetuates the memory of John, Donald and Hector Simson, first white settlers of the Maryborough District 1840-1940

Right Side Inscription

This foundation stone was laid by His Worship the Mayor Cr. Roscholler J.P.

April 10th 1939

E. J. Peck Hon. Architect

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