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The plaque commemorates Walter Paterson (1811 - 1894) who was a pioneer settler of Mount Barker.


Address:Hurling Drive, Mount Barker, 5251
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.085389
Long: 138.871472
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:12-January-2010
Actual Event End Date:12-January-2010


Front Inscription

In memory of Walter Paterson 1811 - 1894

A prominent Founding Father of Mount Barker

Arrived Adelaide 1839 aboard the "Resource"
Colonist and Pioneer of Mount Barker
Settled on this parcel of 40 acres with his wife Helen in 1839
Prominent landowner, Farmer, Inventor and Blacksmith
Member of Mount Barker and Strathalbyn Councils
Founding member of Mount Barker Agricultural Society
Benefactor in the building of the Mount Barker Presbyterian Church

Owner, operator of "Nixon`s" flour mill 1844 - 1853
Flour from this mill gained first prize at the London Exhibition in 1851
Walter was a key figure in the economic success of the local wheat industry
First wheat grown in this area was on this property named "Greenbanks"
Helen died in 1842 aged 28 and is buried next to the sundial
Walter died in 1894 and 83 and is buried in the Mount Barker Cemetery.

Source: MA
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