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14-April-2021
14-April-2021

Photographs supplied by Stephen Warren

The memorial commemorates the discovery of copper by Paddy Ryan in May 1861 and was erected in the centenary year of the discovery. 

 

 

Location

Address:Ryan Road & Dominics Shafts Way, Moonta, 5558
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.071831
Long: 137.605331
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event Start Date:13-May-1861
Actual Event End Date:13-May-1861

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 11th November, 1961
Approx. Monument Dedication Date:
Front Inscription

                     RYAN SHAFT

Copper Discovered Here On A Wombat Burrow
                          By 
      PADDY RYAN, 13th MAY 1861.

      This Memorial Erected In The 
     Moonta Copper Centenary Year,
       Was Unveiled By Mayor Of Moonta 
          F. R. Ferguson Esq
           11th Nov. 1961

Source: MA
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