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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the Patterson River which was first built as a large drain for Carrum Swamp.

The suburb of Patterson Lakes was to be located in Carrum on what was originally part of the Carrum Carrum Swamp . The Carrum Carrum Swamp was drained in 1879 when the Patterson Cut (formed in 1876), and other drainage measures were undertaken to prevent flooding of the Eumemmering Creek, which overflowed into the Carrum Carrum Swamp.


Address:Nepean Highway, Beauty Spot, Patterson River Park, Carrum, 3197
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.073564
Long: 145.121025
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1879
Approx. Event End Date:1979


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 18th March, 1979
Front Inscription

This Plaque Was Unveiled By
His Excellency

The Honourable Sir Henry Winneke
K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., O.B.E., K. St. J., Q.C.
Governor Of Victoria
On 18th March, 1979
To Commemorate

The Centenary
Of The Patterson River
1879 - 1979

Source: MA,RHSV
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au