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20-October-2016 [Peter Williams]
20-October-2016 [Peter Williams]

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The Cairn commemorates the completion and official opening of the Queenstown - Strahan  Road in 1937. A plaque was added to the memorial in 1941 to commemorate the opening of the Zeehan Highway. 

The works foreman (Mr. A. Broomhall) reported to the Queenstown Council on Thursday that the site for the cairn to commemorate the opening of the Queenstown-Strahan road had been cleared and levelled, and excavations for foundations had been completed. Material had been delivered to the site, and a start would be made on the construction of the cairn the following day. The site is at the junction of the road to Strahan and the turnoff for the proposed Queenstown-Zeehan road.
The Mercury (Hobart) 15th May 1937.


Arrangements for the opening of the Queenstown-Strahan Rd. tomorrow week were discussed by the Undersecretary (Mr. E. Parkes) with the Warden of Queenstown (Mr. H. H. D'Alton), on Thursday. The ceremony will be performed by the Minister for Transport (Mr. T. D'Alton), and among those present will be the Lord Mayor of Hobart .(Mr. J. J. Wignall), and the Hon. Minister Mr. J. McDonald, M.L.C.). Mr. Parkes said that next week a tablet, bearing an inscription, would be placed in the space provided in the cairn, which has been erected at the Strahan Rd. turn-off, near the terminus of the Lake Margaret tramline about two miles from Queenstown. A short ceremony would be held there, and the official party would go to the Strahan end of the road, where the official opening would take place.
The Mercury (Hobart), 23rd October 1937.

 

Location

Address:Lyell & Zeehan Highways, Queenstown, 7467
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.058798
Long: 145.540744
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 30th October, 1937
Front Inscription

QUEENSTOWN - STRAHAN
           — ROAD —
WORK COMMENCED ON
18th MARCH 1935
ROAD OPENED BY THE HON.
THE CHIEF SECRETARY
T. D'ALTON. 30th OCT. 1937.

THE HON. A.O.OGILVIE K.C. PREMIER
MAJOR THE HON T.H.DAVIES D.S.O., M.C.,R.E,
MINISTER FOR LAND & WORKS

 






 

Right Side Inscription

ZEEHAN HIGHWAY
MADE AVAILABLE TO TRAFFIC
SEPTEMBER 26th 1941

HON. ROBERT COSGROVE M.H.A.
                                     PREMIER
HON TOM D`ALTON M.H.A.
MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE

 

Source: MA
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