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27-April-2019
27-April-2019

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The plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of the naming of Manilla by George Veness in 1853.

Location

Address:Market Street, Western end of street, Manilla, 2346
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.747043
Long: 150.715665
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1853
Approx. Event End Date:2003

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th August, 2003
Front Inscription

                  1853 - 2003
Commemorating The 150th Anniversary Of George And Sarah Veness Establishing A Shop, Inn And Home, Of Split Slab Construction At "The Junction" Of Manilla And Namoi Rivers. A Popular Camping Area For Teamsters On Their Way To Settlements Further North.

At The Request Of Postal Authorities George Veness Gave The Settlement Its Name
                  MANILLA

Manilla 1853 - 2003

This Plaque Was Erected By The Manilla Community And Unveiled By Current Residents Margaret Lane (nee Ferry) Janette Coulton And Keith Lane Who Are The Great, Great Grandchildren Of George And Sarah Veness.

10th August, 2003

Source: MA
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