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An obelisk commemorates the campsite of the first resident of Ballarat, William Cross Yuille. 

An obelisk erected by the Ballarat Historical Society to the memory of William Cross Yuille, the first resident of Ballarat district, will be unveiled at Ballarat on Friday. An interesting feature of the ceremony will be the reunion of more than 50 descendants of the pioneer -he had seven sons and four daughters from many parts of Victoria and New South Wales. They will be welcomed by the mayor of Ballarat (Councillor A. J. Darling) at a civic reception at 1 p.m. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 3 p.m.
Argus (Melbourne), 22 August 1934.


Address:Wendouree Parade & Pleasant Street North, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 3350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.555976
Long: 143.839477
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 24th August, 1934
Front Inscription

Near this spot was the camp of the first resident of Ballarat, William Cross Yuille, in March 1838.

Presented by Cr A. J. Darling, Mayor, Ballarat, 1934. Ballarat Historical Society

Source: RHSV, MA
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