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27-February-2021
27-February-2021

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
The memorial is dedicated to the Invergordon settlers who took up farming in the area as part of the Rural Finance and Settlement Scheme in 1961. 

Location

Address:Centre Road & Batey Drive, W.B. Gayfer Reserve, Recreation Reserve, Invergordon, 3636
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.149778
Long: 145.610485
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1961
Approx. Event End Date:1966

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 8th October, 2008
Front Inscription
[Map of Settlement Blocks] 

Plaque:
INVERGORDON RURAL FINANCE & SETTLEMENT SCHEME
This plaque is dedicated to the Invergordon settlers.
The scheme was developed by the Rural Finance & Goulburn Murray Water.
Total Area Approx: 7000 Hectares
Water Right Approx: 25,600 Megalitres
The scheme consisted of 81 orchards average size 50 acres and 89 dairy farms average size 100 acres.
The first settlers arrived in 1961, with the last allocation arriving in 1966. 
For many young families, the inception of the Invergordon settlement created a huge opportunity for them and has continued to prosper for future generations.
Laurie (Ned) Cummins was the original water bailiff at Invergordon and held that position until his retirement of 1993. 

This plaque was unveiled on October 8, 2006 by representatives of the Rural Finance and Goulburn-Murray water




 
Left Side Inscription
Block              Settled 
No                    By
[Number]       [Names]

Plaque:
The Rural Finance requisitioned land from approx
30 land holders for closer settlement.
[unable to read]
HOMESTEAD FARMS
[Names] 
Right Side Inscription
Block              Settled 
No                    By
[Number]       [Names]

Plaque:

The Committee would like to
gratefully acknowledge the 
Moira Shire Council
Goulburn - Murray Water
Rural Finance 
and the many individuals
who contributed to this project


 
Source: MA
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