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The Beacon Hill Lookout commemorates 150 years of the proclamation of the Robe township.

The town itself was named after South Australian Governor Frederick Holt Robe, who chose the site for a new port and settlement in 1846, to serve as the government and commercial hub of the colony's south-east. The area was attracting a growing number of pastoralists, who needed supplies and a convenient shipping route for their wool.

Location

Address:Beacon Hill Road, Beacon Hill Lookout, Robe, 5276
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.176107
Long: 139.777551
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1846
Approx. Event End Date:1996

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 13th January, 1996
Front Inscription

Beacon Hill Lookout Tower

Commemorating 150 years of the Proclamation of Robe township
1846 - 1996

Unveiled by Her Excellency the Hon. Dame Roma Mitchell A.C.  D.B.E. Governor of South Australia

13th January 1996

Source: MA
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