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Statue bequeathed by the estates of Charlie and May Crossland to honour the pioneers of the sugar industry in the Mulgrave Area. 

The area of Gordonvale was first settled in 1877 by white families on the tribal lands of the Yidinyji-Malanbarra. It was previously called Mulgrave and then Nelson and finally Gordonvale after the local pioneer John Gordon. The Mulgrave Central sugar mill near the centre of town started as far back as 1896 and operates six months of the year. Sugar production is declining and in recent years large stretches of sugar fields have been converted to new suburbs.

Location

Address:Norman Street, Norman Park, Gordonvale , 4865
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.092278
Long: 145.786386
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Monument Designer:Anna Holan (sculptor)
Monument Manufacturer:Holan Foundry (George Holan )

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 22nd April, 1995
Front Inscription

THIS STATUE WAS BEQUEATHED BY THE ESTATES OF CHARLIE AND MAY CROSSLAND TO HONOUR THE PIONEERS OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY IN THE MULGRAVE AREA
Unveiled this 22nd Day of April 1995 By
CR. T.A.PYNE AM
Mayor, City of Cairns
(Former Mayor of Mulgrave Shire) 

Source: MA
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