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Westbury Pioneer Memorial
Westbury Pioneer Memorial

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The monument from the Westbury Council in England commemorates the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Westbury.

Westbury came into existence in the early 1820s. It was surveyed in 1823 and by 1828 Governor Arthur ordered that the townsite be laid out with a view to Westbury becoming a major stopover point on the route from Hobart to the northwest coast which, at the time, was being opened up by the Van Diemen's Land Company. The scale of the survey was such that it is clear there were plans for Westbury to become a city.

By 1832 Lieutenant Ball and a detachment of troops were stationed near the Village Green. Four years later the town's population comprised 227 free men and women and 317 convicts.


Address:Lonsdale Promenade, Village Green , Westbury, 7303
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.528059
Long: 146.829643
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1823
Approx. Event End Date:1973


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:July-1973
Front Inscription

Westbury Urban District Council,
     Wiltshire, England,
To The Municipality Of
Westbury, Tasmania
To Commemorate The
150th Anniversary
Of Its Establishment.
       July 1973

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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