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Chocolyn Soldier Settlement : 19-May-2012
Chocolyn Soldier Settlement : 19-May-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A monument commemorates the Soldier Settlement area of "Chocolyn Estate" which was established in 1920.

The Chocolyn Estate was originally subdivided and offered at public auction in December 1909. Many of the blocks remained vacant until 1920 when the Closer Settlement Board purchased the land. It was then subdivided into 26 blocks and offered to ex-servicemen. There were 76 applications from across Victoria and as ex-servicemen began to settle in the area, the community of Chocolyn grew.

In 1928 the school was enlarged and in 1931 a community church hall was built. Sports teams, dances, scouts, guides, church activities and school functions were the foundation of a strong community.


Address:Camperdown-Lismore & Chocolyn Settlement Roads, Kariah, 3260
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.194731
Long: 143.193172
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 8th May, 2012
Front Inscription

Chocolyn Estate

Parishes Of Colongulac & Kariah  
County Of Hampden
2433 acres Est 1920
This Monument Commemorates The World War 1
Soldier Settlement Subdivision On The "Chocolyn Estate"

1.  T. Humphries
2.   I. J. E. Cook
3.   R. C. Beavis
4.  H. F. Robinson
5.  W. M. Backlund  L. E. Bennett
6.  T. J. McCarthy  R. F. SMith
7.  J.H.A. Butters  W. E. J. Anderson
8.  J. Jennings
9.  L. J. McConachy
10.  J. Keen
11.  P. G. Jennings
12.  A. A. Henderson
13.  W. L. Blackley
14.  G. R. W. Blackley  J. H. Bolt
15.  W. E. G. Wilson
16. A. H. WIckham
17. P. McMahon
18.  L. G. Anderson
19.  D. L. Fenton
20.  A. A. Foster
21.  A. J. Doran
22. D. McLeod
23.  W. R. Kennedy
24.  S. J. Lambert
25.  D. McGannon
26.  J. G. Brewis
27.  J. M. Fleming
28.  C. Wade
29.  W. E. J. Anderson
30.  W. G. D. Robertson
31.  H. N. Royce
32.  State School Est. 1873  Church Hall Est. 1931

Monument unveiled - 06/05/2012

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