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18-August-2019
18-August-2019

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The cairn commemorates the centenary of the settlement of Beenleigh from 1864 to 1964. The cairn was relocated from its original site and was unveiled on the 23rd September 2018. 

Beenleigh was first colonised in the 1860s, with the first permanent European settlement occurring by John Davy and Frank Gooding, who named their sugarcane plantation Beenleigh in memory of their family estate in Devonshire, England.

 

Location

Address:205 Main Street , Beenleigh Historical Village & Museum, Beenleigh, 4207
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.723281
Long: 153.213776
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1864
Approx. Event End Date:1964

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 10th October, 1964
Front Inscription

BEENLEIGH CENTENARY CAIRN
           1864  1964
           Unveiled by
      His Excellency
Colonel Sir Henry Abel Smith K.C.M.G.,
K.C.M.B., D.S.O., Governor of Queensland
    10th October, 1964
A chamber under this Cairn contains records
of Beenleigh and its People, during the first
   100 years of Settlement.
  To be opened 2064

Left Side Inscription

BEENLEIGH CENTENARY CAIRN
         1864 to 2064

Originally unveiled on 10th October 1964 by
His Excellency Colonel the Honourable Sir Henry Abel Smith KCMG  KCVO DSO 17th Governor of Queensland

After relocation, the cairn was unveiled on 23rd September 2018 by His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC 26th Governor of Queensland 

A chamber under this Cairn contains records
of Beenleigh and its people, during the first 100 years of settlement.

       To be opened 2064

Source: MA
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