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The plaque commemorates the centenary of Thomas Hardy and Sons winemaking.

With three generations of the Hardy family present, the Bacchus Club yesterday unveiled a plaque at the McLaren Vale winery of Thomas Hardy & Sons Ltd., to mark the firm's centenary. Once a flour mill, which was purchased in 1878 by Thomas Hardy, the winery and the vineyards are one of the districts greatest sources of revenue and employment. In 1935 the residents of the McLaren Vale district erected an obelisk as a memorial to Thomas Hardy. The firm will continue its centenary celebrations this week.
The Advertiser (Adelaide), 14 April 1953.




Address:202 Main Road, McLaren Vale, 5171
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.212884
Long: 138.535166
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1853
Approx. Event End Date:1953


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 13th April, 1953
Front Inscription

Affixed by the Bacchus Club Adelaide as a gesture of goodwill to mark the centenary of Thomas Hardy & Sons Ltd 

Tintara Wines

1853 - 1953

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