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Commemorates an early settler in Waratah Bay
|Address:||Gale Street, Waratah Bay, 3959|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.811361|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1870|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1952|
Charlie Brown (1870 - 1952)
Charlie Brown was one of the earliest pioneers to settle in this area. Generations of visitors came to the Gap, through the tea-tree tunnel and down to "Charlie Brown`s" beach where bpth the man and his little dog "Ossie" were to be found.
Cahrlie is remembered with great affection as a gentle man, an excellent bushman, fisherman, prospector, philosopher and a raconteur whit a keen sense of humour, often captivating visitors with his colourful prose and quotations. His strawberries were legendary.
He initiated the planting of the flora which this area a place of beauty for us and our children today.
This memorial was erected at the instigation of Keane Pilkington (1918 - 2006) a pioneer and well-known identity in the Waratah and Sandy Point areas, who sadly passed away shortly prior to its completion.
The residents acknowledge and appreciate the contribution made by the South Gippsland Shire Council, Stefani Hilltop Gallery (Artwork), Fish Creek Quarries (Rock), Joan Newman (Researcher), Latrobe Valley House of Monuments (Plaque).