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The plaque commemorates the centenary of Polly`s Well from 1877 to 1977 and is a tribute to the pioneers of the district. 

Just west of the silos is 'Polly's Well', which was sunk by John Whyte, and was an important watering point for Moorlands Station. Early farming settlers in the 1900s depended upon this well, as it would take eight days to travel between Tailem Bend and Pinnaroo by bullock wagon. Water was taken on here for the engines when the steam trains came through.



Address:Mallee Highway, Peake, 5301
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.365111
Long: 139.950645
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1877
Approx. Event End Date:1977


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th October, 1977
Front Inscription

Presented by citizens and the D. C. of Peake

This plaque commemorates the centenary of Polly`s Well
1877 - 1977

Shaft 1 Metre x 1.70 Metres  Depth 16.5 Metres
Good water supply

Original Pastoral Lease No 2553 of 1758 Sq. Km. held by Mr. John Whyte

A tribute to the pioneers of the District of Peake

Unveiled by R. L. Cattle Esq.

16 October 1977.

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