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28-June-2021
28-June-2021

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The park commemorates the pioneers of Clare.  In 2019 new sign was placed at the park acknowledging the pioneers of Clare since the 1840s and the continuing contribution by the people of the area. 

The original plaque was presented with the deeds to the land by Mrs. John Christison in 1947. The memorial tablet was placed on the tree in the hollow of which Mr. John Maynard, Clare's first settler, and Mr. E. B. Gleeson, founder of Clare, first camped. Mr. Gleeson was later first chairman of the Clare District Council and first mayor. The search party bringing back the remains of the ill-fated Bourke and Wills expedition also camped by the tree on the way south. 

In 1988 descendants of the first settler John Maynard gathered at the area from all over Australia. To mark the occasion and the contribution of the family to the district from that time the park has been known as Maynard Pioneer Park. 

Location

Address:Pioneer Avenue, Clare, 5453
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.829491
Long: 138.609359
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 12th November, 1947
Front Inscription

Plaque :

PIONEERS` MEMORIAL

PRESENTED TO
THE TOWN OF CLARE
       BY
MRS JOHN CHRISTISON 
        1947

Plaque: 

        This Tablet
 Records Historic Incidents
      Of Early Days.
The Explorer Edward John Eyre
         In May 1839
Was The First White Man "
  To Pass This Way
Edward Burton Gleeson
And John Maynard
Camped Beneath This Tree
    In 1842
When Edward Gleeson
Named The Spot Clare
After His Native County
     In Ireland
And Later Built Near Here
 The First Residence
It Also Commemorates
That The Camel Funeral Party
With The Remains Of The Explorers 
 Burke And Wills
Rested Here On The Way
From Innamincka To Melbourne
        In 1862.

 

Inscription in Proximity

MAYNARD PIONEER PARK

[ Detailed history of the Park ] 

Source: MA
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