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A time capsule commemorates 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:Time Capsule
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
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au