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Centenary of Beaudesert Plaque
Centenary of Beaudesert Plaque
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A plaque commemorates the centenary of Beaudesert.

The town was named after Beau Desert station which was established in the area in 1842 and named after Beau Desert Park in Staffordshire. The area had been explored in the late 1820s by both Allan Cunningham and Patrick Logan after whom the nearby river is named.

The large landholdings which were taken up in the early 1840s remained until the 1860s when they were broken up. This led to a change from sheep grazing to cattle and a growth in the density of a settlement which became known as Beaudesert which was proclaimed a town in 1874. By the time the railway arrived in 1888 the town had grown due to its proximity to Brisbane.


Address:Brisbane Street, Outside Shire Offices on bus shelter, Beaudesert, 4285
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.987222
Long: 152.995556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1874
Approx. Event End Date:1974


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th October, 1974
Front Inscription

To Commemorate
The Centenary of Beaudesert
Unveiled 12th October 1974 By
The Hon. J. Bjelke-Petersen M.L.A.  
Premier of Queensland

Source: MA
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