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The monument commemorates Wahgunyah pioneer settlers, John Foord and John Crisp. It was unveiled on the 7th April 1939 during Rutherglen`s and Wahgunyah`s centenary celebrations. 

WAHGUNYAH - A large gathering attended the unveiling of a cairn erected and presented by Councillor Ready, of Rutherglen, in memory of Messrs John Foord and John Crisp, the earliest pioneers or Wahgunyah. They took up land just 100 years ago and named it Wahgunyah Station. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the Rutherglen and Wahgunyah centenary celebrations. Councillor G Williams presided and Councillor McCrae, president of the shire unveiled the cairn. Mrs Crosby of Henty, granddaughter of John Foord and Miss Stephenson, granddaughter of John Crips, cut the ribbon encircling the cairn, and a wreath was placed upon it by Mrs. J. Foord, jun. 
Argus (Melbourne), 11 April 1939.


Address:Foord & Blanche Streets, Wahgunyah Park, Wahgunyah, 3687
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.010614
Long: 146.393873
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 7th April, 1939
Front Inscription

            A Tribute To 
          JOHN FOORD
           JOHN CRISP
Wahgunyah`s Earliest Settlers.
           1839 - 1939

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