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Buntine Monument
Buntine Monument

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The monument commemorates the opening of the Buntine Highway which was named after the road train pioneer and drover Noel Buntine. 

Noel Buntine contributed to the development of road trains and beef roads. Following his  sudden death in 1994, a section of the Buchanan Highway was renamed the Buntine Highway. A twenty-three tonne granite boulder with an inlaid bronze plaque featuring an inscribed B-model road train now marks the corner of the Victoria Highway and the Old Delamere Road to Top Springs. With the crossing of the Buchanan and Buntine Highways at Top Springs, Boss Drover and Road train Pioneer will be remembered for all time.


Address:Victoria Highway & Buntine Highway, Delamere, 0852
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -15.302632
Long: 131.571208
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 19th October, 1996
Front Inscription

This plaque commemorates the official opening of the Buntine Highway by the Hon. Mike Reed, MLA Minister for Lands, Planning and Environment and Mrs Patty Buntine on 19 October 1996

Source: MA
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