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George Evans Fountain : November 2013
George Evans Fountain : November 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

The fountain commemorates pioneer, George Evans who settled in the district and built a house on the site. The fountain was unveiled in the centenary year of the homestead, 

George Evans established the Emu Bottom sheep station in 1836 and his homestead, built that year, still forms the basis for the present Emu Bottom homestead, making it probably the oldest extant homestead in Victoria.

Authentically the oldest building in Victoria, with the exception of a few mud huts demolished long ago, Hollygreen in Sunbury will attain its centenary on October 17. An appropriate ceremony has been arranged by the present owners, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Webb, who have invited the Governor (Lord Huntingfield) to be present and unveil a memorial fountain.The house was built by George Evans when he came over from Tasmania in October, 1836, and was occupied in turn by families of his children and grandchildren. After the death of Evans' grandson the house was bought by Mr. Webb. It has been maintained almost entirely in its original style.
The Mercury (Hobart), 23rd September 1936.


Address:Homestead Way , Emu Bottom Homestead, Sunbury, 3429
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.540326
Long: 144.733027
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:1836
Approx. Event End Date:1836


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 17th October, 1936
Front Inscription

Erected Oct`r 1936 by Mr & Mrs H. L. Webb & son Frank.

In honour of George Evans, pioneer of the District who settled here and built this house 1836

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