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Monument erected in 1965 by the Deniliquin Historical Society commemorates the contribution of the Peppin strain to the Australian wool industry. The memorial is located at the site where George Peppin and sons founded a merino stud, with the Peppin strain predominating in the merino flocks in Australia in 1965.

George Hall Peppin and his two sons were experienced English sheep breeders who settled at nearby Wanganella station in 1858. Dissatisfied with the yield and quality of wool from the merino, they channelled their efforts into developing a new breed that was better adapted to Australian conditions, larger of frame and able to yield a greatly improved quality and quantity of wool. Their successes constitute the foundation of Australia`s reputation as a quality wool exporter. Peppin sheep now predominate among the flocks of South Africa, New Zealand and South America and 60-85 % of Australian merinos have Wanganella blood.

Location

Address:Cobb Highway, Peppin Stud, Wanganella Station, 40 kms north of Deniliquin, Wanganella, 2710
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.218095
Long: 144.816906
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Agriculture
Approx. Event Start Date:1861
Approx. Event End Date:1861

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1965
Front Inscription
THE PEPPIN MEMORIAL
HERE AT WANGANELLA IN 1861
GEORGE PEPPIN & SONS FOUNDED
A MERINO STUD. 
A CENTURY LATER 
                 THIS MEMORIAL
                COMMEMORATES
THE GREAT CONTRIBUTION THIS
NOW FAMOUS PEPPIN STRAIN HAS 
MADE TO THE AUSTRALIAN WOOL
INDUSTRY.
         AND ACKNOWLEDGES
THE DEBT OWED TO THE MERINO
BY EVERY AUSTRALIAN.



 
Source: H, MA
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