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The archway to Newman Park commemorates the centenary of the settlement of Charleston, and the pioneer settlers.

Charleston's Centenary celebrations plans are now taking definite shape. They will take place on March 13th and 14th. To commemorate the memory of the early settlers, the first of whom arrived in 1839, an arch is being erected at the entrance of the park, the town's Centenary gesture.
The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA), 4 February 1937.

The Charleston Centenary celebrations on Saturday were an outstanding success. At least 1000 people were present. Never before in the history of Charleston has such a crowd gathered. The procession finished up at the gates of the new Centenary Park. This park, about an acre in extent, is a gift  from Mr. H. Newman, sen.  He concluded a speech by handing the keys of the  ground to Mr. Playford. M.P. for guardianship. Mr. Playford then declared the gates open by cutting the ribbon. The tablet erected to the memory of the old pioneers was unveiled by Mr. Shannon M.P.
The Advertiser (Adelaide), 16 March 1937.


Address:Newman Road, Newman Park, Charleston, 5244
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.91611
Long: 138.900626
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1836
Approx. Event End Date:1936


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 13th March, 1937
Front Inscription



1836  1936

Newman Park


Left Side Inscription

This tablet is to commemorate the memory of the early settlers of Charleston.


Right Side Inscription

The earliest settlers arrived in the Colony in the year 1837, and settled in Charleston in 1839,


Source: MA
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