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A plaque marks the contribution the tobacco industry made to the prosperity of Manjimup Shire over a period of many years.

The tobacco industry was established in the Manjimup District in 1928. Its growth is closely connected to the influx of Macedonian immigrants to Manjimup in the Inter-War period.  The industry continued until its sudden demise in 1961 due to tobacco companies halting purchase of the Manjimup product.  

Location

Address:Rose Street, near Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park, Manjimup, 6258
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.237428
Long: 116.147003
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st October, 1955
Front Inscription

 Tobacco Industry Plaque

This plaque was erected by the Manjimup Historical Society Inc.

To mark the contribution the tobacco industry made to the prosperity of Manjimup Shire over a period of many years.

First grown commercially in the late 1920's production peaked in the 1950's and ceased completely in 1961.

October 1st 1995

Source: MA
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