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07-November-2015
07-November-2015

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

The cairn commemorates the centenary of Katamatite and is erected in memory of the pioneers. 

The first European man to visit the area was Edward Knull who took up the `Tallygaroopna` run in 1841. It was on this land that Katamatite would develop. An early survey noted that the land was `moderately covered with box and pine trees together with prickly scrub`.

A subdivision saw the future townsite become part of the `Katandra` run in 1848. However, at that stage there was probably just a lone shepherd in occupation. The land was surveyed in 1874 and opened up for subdivision. Settlers (mostly wheat farmers) began to arrive in 1876.

Location

Address:Benalla - Tocumwal Road, C. W. Wood Park, Katamatite, 3649
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.076232
Long: 145.687638
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1876
Approx. Event End Date:1976

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1976
Front Inscription

In memory of the Pioneers

And to commemorate the Centenary of Katamatite

1876 to 1976

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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