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Charlie Brown : 10-April-2013
Charlie Brown : 10-April-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The monument commemorates Charlie Brown (1870-1952), an early settler in Waratah Bay, 


Address:Gale Street, Waratah Bay, 3959
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.811361
Long: 146.039419
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:1870
Approx. Event End Date:1952
Artist:Stefani Hilltop Gallery (Artwork)
Monument Manufacturer:Latrobe Valley House of Monuments


Front Inscription

Charlie Brown (1870 - 1952)

Charlie Brown was one of the earliest pioneers to settle in this area.  

Generations of visitors came to the Gap, through the tea-tree tunnel and down to "Charlie Brown`s" beach where both the man and his little dog "Ossie" were to be found.

Charlie is remembered with great affection as a gentle man, an excellent bushman, fisherman, prospector, philosopher and a raconteur with a keen sense of humour, often captivating visitors with his colourful prose and quotations.  His strawberries were legendary.

He initiated the planting of the flora which makes this area a place of beauty for us and our children today.

Right Side Inscription

This memorial was erected at the instigation of Keane Pilkington (1918 - 2006)

A pioneer and well-known identity in the Waratah and Sandy Point areas, who sadly passed away shortly prior to its completion.

The residents acknowledge and appreciate the contribution made by

The South Gippsland Shire Council,
Stefani Hilltop Gallery (Artwork),  
Fish Creek Quarries (Rock),  
Joan Newman (Researcher),
Latrobe Valley House of Monuments (Plaque).

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