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Department of Agriculture : 14-February-2011
Department of Agriculture : 14-February-2011

Photographs supplied by Myles Dowling

The monument commemorates fifty years of service by the Department of Agriculture State Research Farm.

The State Research Farm was established in 1912 as the central research farm by the Department of Agriculture, responsible for advances in cropping practices, irrigation practices, milk yields and milk products which resulted in boosting Victoria`s agricultural production. Also, experimentation resulted in new wheat, cereal and grass strains being developed. Other research farms were founded in 1912 at Wyuna, Bamawm, Ballarat, and Rosedale .

Location

Address:Princes Highway & Sneydes Road, Werribee, 3030
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.896641
Long: 144.675074
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Agriculture
Approx. Event Start Date:1912
Approx. Event End Date:1962
Link: http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 28th September, 1962
Front Inscription

Department of Agriculture
          Victoria 
This Column Was Unveiled
             By
The Hon. G.L. Chandler,
C.M.G., M.L.C.
Minister Of Agriculture
On 28th September 1962
To Commemorate 50 Years Of Service
To Agriculture By The Men And Women
Of The State Research Farm Werribee.

Frank M. Read Esq. Director of Agriculture

Source: MA,RUMV, RHSV, VHD
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