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The cairn commemorates the centenary of the Hundred of Cunningham and is a tribute to the early pioneers.

The Hundred of Cunningham, with an area of 134 square miles (85,760 acres) was proclaimed on 18 June 1873.

"Bounded on the west by the eastern boundary of the Hundred of Maitland and on the south by the production east of the south boundary of the said Hundred to the sea coast; on the north by the south boundary of County Daly; and on the east by the sea."

It was named by Governor Fergusson, probably after Hastings Cunningham, founder of the city of Mount Gambier. The Fergusson and Cunningham families had been friends for generations in Ayrshire, Scotland.


Address:Ardrossan & Petersen Roads, Petersville Hall , Petersville, 5571
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.366514
Long: 137.835587
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1873
Approx. Event End Date:1973


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th June, 1973
Front Inscription

           1873 - 1973
This Cairn Was Erected In Honour
    Of The Pioneers Of The
      Petersville District
  And To Commemorate The
       Centenary Of The
  Hundred Of Cunningham
Unveiled By Mrs Mary Petersen
        10th June 1973

Source: MA
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