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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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1862|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 15th September, 1983|
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
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.