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Diversion of the Snowy - Eucumbene Rivers : 07-June-2013
Diversion of the Snowy - Eucumbene Rivers : 07-June-2013

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland / Sandra Brown

The plaque commemorates the diversion of the Snowy and Eucumbene Rivers into the Murrumbidgee Valley.  The plaque also commemorates the Presidents and Secretaries of the Murrumbidgee Valley Water Users` Association who guided the Association from commencement to the completion of the scheme. 


Address:Brolga Place, John McInnes Square, Coleambally, 2707
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.8066
Long: 145.880394
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology


Front Inscription

                 This Plaque 
Is To Commemorate The Diverson Of  

The Snowy - Eucumbene River Waters 
To The Murrumbidgee Valley 
And The Important Part Played By

The Murrumbidgee Valley Water Users` Association 
In Having This Great National Work 
Commenced And Completed,
Thus Making It Possible For The 
Development Of Such Areas As 
Coleambally And Assuring Security To 
Irrigators In The Murrumbidgee Valley.

   To Commemorate 
The Outstanding Work Of The 
Three Presidents And Two Secretaries 
Who Guided The Association 
From Commencement To Completion 
Of The Scheme.

- Presidents -
J. A. Gibson, President 1945 to late 1945
E. C. L. Killen, President 1945 to 1956
L. P. Connellan, President 1956 to 1972

- Secretaries -
M. J. Gleeson, Secretary 1945 to 1949
A. Thompson, Secretary 1949 to 1972

G. J. Washington, President M.V.W.U.A. 1973

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