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16-April-2021
16-April-2021

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The plaque commemorates the past and present families of the District.

Cradock was surveyed during November 1878 and proclaimed on 6 March 1879.  After the South Australian government permitted settlers to go into the semi-arid lands north of Goyder`s Line Cradock was established in 1879 on a 'grassy flat' of 'strong red loam', by the Wirreanda Creek. Cradock takes its name from the then Governor of South Africa, Sir John Cradock.

Soon after settlement, a school, police station, two hotels, two blacksmith shops and a saddler were operating in Cradock. The "wheat rush" was followed by the failure of four years of crops which led to an increasing despair and a loss of many of the town's population.

Location

Address:R. M. Williams Way, Cradock War Memorial, Cradock, 5432
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.069682
Long: 138.49307
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 2nd October, 1980
Front Inscription

            CRADOCK
Proclaimed March 6th 1879
To Commemorate The Past & Present
 Families Of The District. 
Unveiled Oct. 2nd 1980
  
        Unveiled By
         J. H. Hilder

Source: MA
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