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Memorial tablet erected in 1929, the year of Western Australia`s centenary, at the graves of Peter Chidlow and Edward Jones - two pioneers who were speared to death by aborigines in 1837.

The bodies were buried in the corner of Peter Chidlow`s former property. This spot has historic significance for the town of Northam and is also of social significance to the European and Indigenous inhabitants of the valley.

The Northam Municipal Council has decided to commemorate the centenary by erecting tablets to the memory of the late Mr. John Morrell, one of the district's earliest pioneers, and to Mr. Peter Chidlow and Mr. Edward Jones, who were murdered by natives in the district in 1837.
The West Australian (Perth), 12th December 1928.


Address:Dr Dunlop Grove, Northam, 6401
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.640848
Long: 116.680058
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:15-June-1837
Actual Event End Date:15-June-1837


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 27th September, 1929
Front Inscription

To The Memory Of
   Peter Chidlow
Aged 35 Years
Edward Jones
Aged 30 Years
Who Were Killed By Natives
15th June 1837.

Source: MA, HWA
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