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Memorial commemorates pioneer settler John Dunn who was killed by Aborigines in 1880. The memorial was erected by the Phillips Road Board to commemorate the centenary year of Western Australia. The memorial was unveiled by Mrs Moir, widow of the late William Moir and the first white women to visit the area, on the December 20th 1929.
The first settlers into the area were the Dunn brothers. It is thought that John Dunn became interested in the area when he became temporarily marooned while sealing off the coast near Mary Anne Harbour. Dunn moved into the area in 1868 and spent `the first three years clearing scrub, building sheep yards and preparing for permanent occupation` on a piece of land he would name `Cocanarup`. In 1871 John Dunn took three months to overland some sheep from Albany with his brother George. He was formally granted 4049 ha on 1 January 1873. John Dunn was killed by local natives in 1880.
|Address:||Jamieson Street & Hopetoun Road, Ravensthorpe, 6346|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.581024|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1880|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1880|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 20th December, 1929|
Centenary of Western Australia 1929./ In memory of John Dunn a pioneer who came to this district in 1873 / Killed by natives in 1880 aged 37 years./ Erected by Phillips River Road Board.