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The cairn was erected to commemorate James and Mary Dunn; the first European settlers in Balaklava in 1847 who built a hotel near the site. 

The first settlers in Balaklava were James and Mary Dunn, who came from Burra in 1847 and built Dunn's Hotel on the Balaklava - Hoyleton Road in 1850. 


Address:Port Wakefield - Auburn Road & Dunns Road, Balaklava, 5461
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.139211
Long: 138.430774
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:1847


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 13th August, 1973
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            DUNN`S HOTEL 

This Cairn Was Erected To Commemorate
The Arrival Of The First Settlers In 
Balaklava - James And Mary Dunn 1847.
They Built A Hotel Adjacent To This Site
To Cater For Bullock Teamsters Who
Carted Ore From Burra To Port Wakefield
Unveiled By A Grandson Professor S. S. Dunn
      On 13th August 1973.

This Cairn Was Donated And Erected By
The Balaklava And District Lions Club
For The District Council Of Balaklava.





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