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National Engineering Landmark Somerset Dam : 05-08-2013
National Engineering Landmark Somerset Dam : 05-08-2013

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The plaque recognises Somerset Dam as a National Engineering Heritage Landmark.

Somerset Dam was constructed by the Bureau of Industry Stanley River Works Board. Construction commenced in 1935 but had to be suspended due to World War Two.  Work resumed in 1948 and the dam was completed in 1959.
The Institution of Engineers Australia, through its Heritage Committees, established the Australian Historic Engineering Plaquing Program to acknowledge past engineering achievements and to draw public attention to the significant contributions they have made to society.The Plaquing Program is a means of bringing public recognition to significant historic engineering works and the engineers who created them. The Program is intended to contribute to the conservation of Australian engineering heritage.



Address:Esk-Kilcoy Road , Somerset Dam, 4312
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.115813
Long: 152.554263
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 8th June, 2010
Front Inscription

Engineering Heritage

The Institution of Engineers Australia

Founded 1913

National Landmark


Back Inscription

This National Engineering Heritage Landmark was officially unveiled by Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley, AO Governor of Queensland on this day 

8 June 2010

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