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27-June-2020
27-June-2020

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The plaque commemorates the initial storage and release of water from Fairbairn Dam in May 1972.

Commenced in 1968, the dam was engineered by Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority and completed in December 1972 for the purposes of irrigation and water storage. Storage of water commenced in January 1972 and the dam filled and overflowed for the first time two years later.

Location

Address:Selma Road, Fairbairn Dam, Emerald, 4720
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.652048
Long: 148.074991
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State
Actual Event Start Date:22-May-1972
Actual Event End Date:22-May-1972

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 22nd May, 1972
Front Inscription

               Queensland
Irrigation and Water Supply Commission
        TO COMMEMORATE 
  Initial Storage In And Release Of Water From 
          FAIRBAIRN DAM

A Joint Commonwealth - State Project
     HON. J. BJELKE-PETERSEN M.L.A.
Premier And Minister For State Development
HON. R.W.C. SWARTZ M.B.E., E.D., M.P. 
Minister For National Development
HON. N. T. E. Hewitt M.M., A.F.M., M.L.A.
Minister For Conservation,
Marine and Aboriginal Affairs
         22nd May 1972


 

Source: MA
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