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Alexander Cameron : 29-November-2012
Alexander Cameron : 29-November-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Statue commemorates the founder of Penola, Alexander Cameron, pastoralist and owner of the Royal Oak Hotel.

Widely known as the King of Penola, Alexander Cameron overlanded his sheep westwards to new pastures in South Australia where he was the first to apply, on 19 December 1845, for the forty-eight square-mile (18.53-km²) occupation licence surrounding the future site of Penola.

Having built the original Royal Oak Hotel by 1848, Cameron encouraged his station tradesmen to establish their own businesses by purchasing eighty acres (32 ha) freehold on 4 April 1850, which he subdivided to found the private township of Penola. In 1852 he initiated the Penola races renowned for their Highland balls.


Address:Church Street, Penola, 5277
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.379622
Long: 140.837425
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Monument Designer:John Dowie


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 4th April, 2000
Front Inscription

Alexander Cameron 1810 - 1881

Founder of Penola 4 April 1850

Unveiled by the sculptor John Stuart  Dowie AM  4 April 2000

Source: MA, ADB
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