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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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||E. J. Peck|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 10th April, 1939|
Simson Memorial Cairn
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
This foundation stone was laid by His Worship the Mayor Cr. Roscholler J.P.
April 10th 1939
E. J. Peck Hon. Architect