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The time capsule commemorates the centenary of the Nyah District from 1893 to 1993. The time capsule is to be opened in 2043.

Nyah, on the banks of the Murray River was formed as the "Taverner Community Village Settlement" in the 1890s by Jim Thwaites as a utopian socialist community, one of many established along the Murray, including Waikerie in South Australia. The communities were established in imitation of the New Australia settlement of William Lane in Paraguay. Lack of access to water for fields and a falling-out of favour of socialism led to the end of state support for these communities.

The Post Office opened on 4 May 1894 (though known as Tyntynder for some months).


Address:River Street, Recreation Reserve , Nyah, 3594
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.170997
Long: 143.380535
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1893
Approx. Event End Date:1993


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1993
Front Inscription

Nyah District Centenary

1893 - 1993

Capsule to be opened

October 2043

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