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28-October-2014
28-October-2014

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford / Sandra Brown
A Grey Gum Eucalyptus stump from Growler Creek, Mount Erica, was erected as a monument to sawmilling and logging pioneers of the early 20th century.

Darnum was originally a timber producing town and the original timber mill's owner, Clarrie Weir, wished for the stump to be erected on the site.

Location

Address:Main Street, Bushman`s Reserve, Darnum, 3822
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.187545
Long: 146.004306
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription
(plaque 1)
This Grey Gum (Eucalyptus Cypellocarpa) stump from Growler Creek, Mt Erica was relocated by the family and friends of the late Clarrie Weir. It was Clarrie's wish that this stump be erected as a monument to sawmilling and logging pioneers of the early twentieth century.
Length:  6.1m (20ft)
Diameter:  5.5m (18ft)
Weight: 37 tonne
Age: approximately 150 years
Transported during March 1988


(plaque 2)
This project was made possible by the generous support of many organisations and people.
The Andrews Foundation
The Rural City of Warragul
Nick & Geoff Mills
Murdie Jones
Cuthbertson & Richards Sawmills
Warragul Logging
Department of Conservation & Environment
Other friends too numerous to mention.

 
Source: MA
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