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01-September-2018
01-September-2018

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The garden commemorates the pioneers who settled in the Leitchville District prior to 1935.

The Cohuna-Leitchville area was opened up for farm selections in the 1870s. A school, named Box Creek, Gunbower, was opened near Leitchville in 1878. A Congregational Church Circuit began in 1879, with the Leitchville area named Echunga. The name Leitchville was applied to the school in 1892, probably after Duncan Leitch, a manager of the Gunbower pastoral station.

Private irrigation schemes, the Cohuna Irrigation Trust and the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission brought extensive farm irrigation to the district. Leitchville became an important place in the district when a railway station was opened on the Elmore to Cohuna line (1915). A sawmill was opened in 1916 and a dairy factory within about seven years. A public hall and a stock saleyards followed at about the same time.

Location

Address:Hawken Street, Leitchville Memorial Hall, Leitchville, 3567
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.908915
Long: 144.302937
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 30th October, 2014
Front Inscription

Plaque :

                                 Our
                                  HISTORY
                                      Our

                          HERITAGE

This Memorial Garden Walk With Plaques Is
Dedicated To The Pioneers Who Settled In This 
District Prior To 1935 And Who Have Descendants
                  Still Living In The Area.

Opened On October 30th 2014 By Paul Weller M. P.
            Leitchville Progress Association Inc.
       Proudly supported by Gannawarra Shire &
         Cohuna & District Historical Society Inc

Source: MA
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