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26-November-2014
26-November-2014

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A monument commemorates the centenary of Stawell's water supply system as designed by John D'Alton which was commenced in 1875. 

Location

Address:Big Hill Road, Stawell, 3380
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.053605
Long: 142.788051
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State
Approx. Event Start Date:1875
Approx. Event End Date:1975

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th November, 1975
Front Inscription

TOWN OF STAWELL.
Erected To Commemorate
The Centenary Of Stawell`s
Water Supply System
As Designed By John D`Alton.
His Scheme Included The
Diversion Of Water From Fyan`s
Creek In The Grampians To
Stawell, A Distance Of 35KM 
And Involved The Construction
Of Timber Fluming & Mountain
Tunnel & 300MM Pipeline.
100 Years Later The Principle
Of The Scheme Remains The Same.
Work Commenced February
1875, And Was Completed
December 1881.

Unveiled By
The Hon. F.S. Granter MLC
Minister Of Water Supply
On November 15th 1975.
Cr M.K. Hallam, JP Mayor

Source: MA,RHSV
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