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27-October-2020 (Stephen Warren)
27-October-2020 (Stephen Warren)

Photographs supplied by Bryan Cole / Stephen Warren
Chapman`s Plaza was a gift to the Nairne community by George Weston Foods Ltd. and is dedicated to the employees of George Chapman's Smallgoods factory and the people of Nairne. 

In the late 19th century the Chapman’s Smallgoods Factory became a major employer in Nairne and continued to be until its closure in 2002. During the twentieth century Chapman's had a dominant role in the town. The number of Nairne employees grew to 380. Around 30% of the employees were women, mainly performing lighter work in the slicing and packaging areas. In 2002 Chapman's Smallgoods relocated to Murray Bridge and the factory was no longer required.


Address:Old Princes Highway & Cockburn Street, Nairne Village Green, Nairne, 5252
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.036412
Long: 138.912526
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1899
Approx. Event End Date:2001


Front Inscription

Plaque :

This Plaza was made possible by the generosity of George Weston Foods Ltd as a parting gift to the Nairne community at  the closure of George Chapman`s (Smallgoods Factory) and is dedicated to the employees and the people of Nairne who co-existed in the past 102 years

1899 - 2001

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