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Stockman Statue
Stockman Statue

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Statue commemorates the early pioneers of the Northern Territory Cattle Industry.

Nat Buchanan was the first to overland cattle across the Barkly Tablelands and later the Murranji Track, the "ghost road of the drovers" (when he established Wave Hill Station). These two tracks were vital for the industry and both cattle and human lives were lost, as there was minimal or no water on these major stock routes. Many places on The Track were vital to the adventures of Buchanan and others. A typical example was the original Newcastle Waters and then Newcastle Waters the settlement. In 1911 the Commonwealth Government took over the NT and in 1917 established a depot at Newcastle Waters for the construction of 13 bores across this waterless land (which took seven years to build).


Address:Stuart Highway, Drovers Memorial Park, Newcastle Waters, 0862
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.373169
Long: 133.410481
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 17th September, 1988
Front Inscription

                Drovers Memorial Park
                  Newcastle Waters
     In commemoration of the contribution made by
              the Early Pioneers of the
         Northern Territory Cattle Industry.
            This statue was funded by
          Northern Territory Government,
        Australian Bicentennial Authority
              and people of Australia 
          Unveiled 17th September 1988 by 
      Kenneth H. Warriner - Rodney Watson






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