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Settlers Park was created to commemorate 100 years of closer settlement in Tara.

In 1907 the Harry Smith group travelled from Victoria to Tara as freehold land had been made available for closer settlement.  The group comprising of seven families are recognised by plaques surrounding the time capsule.  Later settlers are recognised with plaques near trees.

Closer settlement for agricultural purposes was promoted by the Queensland Government who desired settlement by immigrants to Queensland and exports of agricultural produce and raw materials such as cotton and wool to Britain. No group (pastoralists or town liberals) held a dominant control over land policy.



Address:Showground Road, Settlers Park, Tara, 4421
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.272162
Long: 150.460331
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1907
Approx. Event End Date:2007


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 7th October, 2007
Front Inscription


Herein Lies A Time
Capsule Buried By The
Residents Of Tara Shire
In 2007 To Commemorate 
100 Years Of Closer
Settlement At Tara. This
Capsule Is To Be Opened
On 7 October 2052



Source: MA
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