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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.

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:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
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 Fyans Creek in the Grampians to Stawell, a distance of 35 km and involved the construction of timber fluming & mountain tunnel & 300 mm pipeline. 100 years later the principle of the scheme remains the same.

Work commenced February 1875, and was completed December 1881.

Unveiled by 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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