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11-November-2019
11-November-2019

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"Shadows of the Past", is a National Monument of 7 life-size steel structures which commemorate the pioneers of dryland farming in Australia.

Dryland farming and dry farming encompass specific agricultural techniques for the non-irrigated cultivation of crops. Dryland farming is associated with drylands, areas characterized by a cool wet season (which charges the soil with virtually all the moisture that the crops will receive prior to harvest) followed by a warm dry season. They are also associated with arid conditions, areas prone to drought and those having scarce water resources.

 

Location

Address:Red Cliffs - Meringur Road, Millewa Pioneer Village, Meringur, 3496
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.389506
Long: 141.337677
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Agriculture

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 26th January, 1999
Front Inscription

Shadows of the Past

A National Monument
To Commemorate The Pioneers Of
   Dryland Farms 
 Throughout Australia

Officially Opened
         By
Mr. John Forrest 
Federal Member For Mallee
        On
Australia Day 26. 1. 1999

Sponsors : 

B. l. & K. J. Gregg Transport
Austral Steel - Eagle & Globe
Environment australia

 

Inscription in Proximity

"SHADOWS OF THE PAST"
A NATIONAL MONUMENT
TO COMMEMORATE THE PIONEERS OF
DRYLAND FARMS THROUGHOUT
        AUSTRALIA

Source: MA
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