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Tragowel Plains Irrigation : 08-April-2014
Tragowel Plains Irrigation : 08-April-2014

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A monument commemorates one hundred years of irrigation development in the Tragowel Plains.


Address:Victoria Street, Pyramid Hill, 3575
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.055279
Long: 144.114982
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Actual Event Start Date:26-April-1886
Actual Event End Date:26-April-1986


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 2nd July, 1986
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Tragowel Plains Irrigation Trust 1886. 
Pyramid Hill Irrigation Area, Goulburn Murray Irrigation District. 
Rural Water Commission of Victoria 1985.

This plaque commemorates 100 years of irrigation development in the Tragowel Plains Area. Commenced on the 26th April, 1886, with the election of 15 Commissioners to the Tragowel Plains Irrigation Trust.  First sod turned by the Governor of Victoria on 2nd July, 1886 in the water reserve 3 miles west of Pyramid Hill, now part of the Pyramid Hill No. 1 Channel.  Development which followed was the fulfillment of Major Mitchell's vision of irrigation over these fertile plains - 29th June, 1836.

"They foresaw the benefits of irrigation"

Original Area : 219533 acres Current Area 119,915 Ha

Original price of Water : 6 pence per inch per acre Current Price $9.40 per megalitre.  Water Right 1986 : 175,309 ML.

This plaque was unveiled by Deputy Chairman, Board of Management, Rural Water Commission of Victoria Mr. Duncan Malcolm on 2nd July, 1986.

Source: MA
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