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Kyvalley Pioneer Garden : 22-04-2014
Kyvalley Pioneer Garden : 22-04-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The garden was established with funding provided by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments and the Deakin Shire Council to commemorate the bicentenary of Australia in 1988.

The Australian Bicentennial Authority (ABA) was set up to plan, fund and coordinate projects that emphasized the nation's cultural heritage.

The bicentenary of Australia was celebrated in 1988. It marked 200 years since the arrival of the First Fleet of British convict ships at Sydney in 1788. 


Address:534 Sinclair Road, Kyvalley Hall , Kyvalley, 3621
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.283877
Long: 145.006043
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

1788 - 1988

Pioneer Garden

Kyvalley historical milestones

1840 - Part of the original Wyuna Run
1870 - Area selected sheep and wheat farming
1887 - School opened - Railway constructed 
Originally named Tongala South
1911 - Closer settlement commenced - irrigated, dairying & fruit
1914 - Tennis Club opened
1914 - District named changed to Kyvalley
1926 - Public hall opened
1933 to 1976 - Presbyterian Church

Funding for this project provided by the Commonwealth & Victorian Governments & Deakin Shire Council

Plaque unveiled by Bruce Pearl, Shire Secretary 1958 -1988


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