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Centenary Of Irrigation : 22-04-2014
Centenary Of Irrigation : 22-04-2014

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Plaque commemorates the centenary of the irrigation system in Nanneella, Timmering and the surrounding districts and pays tribute to the pioneers.

The fine record of three Nanneella irrigators, who conjointly selected 150 acres three years ago, should afford, an encouraging object lesson to others who desire to earn their living by the practice of irrigated agriculture. The firm consists of  Messrs. J. Jacobs. his brother and Mr. Kennedy, his brother-in-law, three Irish men, whose previous homes were within a
few miles of the town of Dublin.

In March, 1911, these three raw Irish immigrants arrived in Victoria. and selected the irrigation blocks which they now hold. Since then they have applied themselves so industriously and skilfully to the problem of rendering their enterprise fruitful that already a marked degree of success has attended their efforts.

Steadily improving the land and rendering it productive, Messrs Jacobs and Kennedy--who never before had performed rough manual labor--soon had a large area under lucerne and various fodder crops. Previous to this stage they had applied themselves vigorously to the eradication of all rabbits in the near neighborhood.
Leader (Melbourne), 25th July 1914.


Address:Echuca-Nanneella Road, Nanneella Memorial Hall , Nanneella, 3561
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.313919
Long: 144.777575
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1911
Approx. Event End Date:2011


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 27th August, 2011
Front Inscription
            27TH AUGUST 2011

This plaque commemorates a centenary of an irrigation
system in Nanneella, Timmering and surrounding districts.

It acknowledges the contribution made by early settlers and
those who followed in their committment to grown and provide
                     food for the nation.

Source: MA
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