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A monument commemorates the pioneer cherry growers of the Young district since 1862.


Address:Main Street, Anderson Park, Young, 2594
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.311161
Long: 148.296104
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1862


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 15th September, 1983
Front Inscription

Erected by the citizens of Young Shire

Dedicated to the pioneer cherry growers of the Young District since 1862

Unveiled by N. W. J. Eastlake  Shire President

15. 9. 1983

Plaque :

Erected by the Young Shire Council and the people of Young to commemorate the breeding of the "Rons" seedling cherry by the late S. A. (Sid) Thornell, former District Fruit Inspector, Dept. of Agriculture, Young, in 1928.

The "Rons" seedling was developed from a controlled cross between the Eagle seedling and Noir De Guben.

The "Rons" seedling is the most dominant cherry variety in N.S.W. and has produced a significant impact on the Young cherry industry.



Source: MA
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