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A plaque commemorates the commencement of the construction of the Ord River Dam under a Commonwealth-State agreement. 

In 1967, the Commonwealth Government provided a grant for the construction of the Ord River Dam to provide a major storage reservoir, called Lake Argyle. The contractor for the works. Dravo Pty Ltd commenced work in April 1969. As work could not be carried out on the dam during the wet season the work was programmed to be carried out during three dry seasons (from April to November). Work was completed in 1971. As wet season flows had to be routed over the incomplete dam in 1970-71, special protective measures were successfully taken which prevented any damage to the dam.


GPS Coordinates:Lat: -16.109722
Long: 128.748333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event STart Date:10-April-1969


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 10th April, 1969
Front Inscription
This plaque was unveiled by Hon. David Fairbairn D.F.C., M.P. Minister for National Development on 10th April 1969 to mark commencement of work on the Ord River Dam under the Commonwealth - State Agreement
Source: MA
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