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James & Elizabeth Masters : 6-September-2011
James & Elizabeth Masters : 6-September-2011
Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

Plaque commemorates the founder of Riverton.

Riverton grew according to a plan, designed by James Masters in 1856. He had previously laid out the township of Saddleworth, named after his native town in Yorkshire, England. He realized another township was necessary to supply the needs of the other new settlers who were already taking up smaller properties in the neighbourhood. He chose a site in the Gilbert Valley a little south of his home as an ideal spot. In 1853 he had bought Section 500 and 461, Hundred of Gilbert, where he set about planning this second town of his designing.

Location

Address:Barrier Highway, Pioneer Garden Cemetery, Riverton, 5412
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.141671
Long: 138.746727
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

DISTRICT COUNCIL OF RIVERTON

         To The Memory Of
            James Masters
Pastoralist, Founder & Benefactor
             of Riverton  
    Born Yorkshire 1801
Died City of York 4-10-1861
        And To His Wife
             Elizabeth
            Born 1802
Died at "THE LODGE"
  Riverton 29-10-1864
  Interred In This Cemetery

Source: MA
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