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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Australia
By Simon Trueman, July 17, 2016
The White Gate Marker
|The White Gate was a well-known landmark last century. By 1910 it was old and lying beside the posts which were still standing. The original White Gate was erected at the junction of the Batlow-Tumbarumba and Old Tumbarumba roads, marking the . . . — — Map (db m95910) HM|
|From this vicinity Sir Thomas Mitchell's second expedition proceeded on April 7, 1835 to the Darling River, his third expedition on March 19, 1836 to Australia Felix (Western Victoria), and his fourth expedition on December 15, 1845 to Tropical . . . — — Map (db m38374) HM|
|From this lookout, formally attired spectors (sic) watch a surf carnival against a sweeping panorama of thriving pines. Today high-rise buildings dwarf the trees, which were damaged by airborne pollution from North Head sewage works. Since the . . . — — Map (db m70686) HM|
Whales (generally humpback or southern-right) can provide a magnificent spectacle off this coastline during their annual migration south, from September to November.
Many long-time residents of Tuross Head can recall the arrival of a whale on . . . — — Map (db m38375) HM|
| This marker is made up of two panels placed back to back.
During the 1880s Cooma was expanding rapidly and Sharp Street had become the towns main thoroughfare, although settlement was still quite scattered. Some very . . . — — Map (db m70674) HM|
|This marker consists of two plaques placed back to back.
In the 1850s Cooma was developing in two areas, one around Lambie and Mulach Street, the other over the hill where Centennial Park and Sharp Street are now. Nevertheless for the . . . — — Map (db m70675) HM|
|The old town of Gungafai was built on the flats where these bridges now cross. The town was first gazetted and surveyed in 1838. The town flooded about 1 metre in 1844 and 1851.
On the 25th June 1852 the old town was destroyed by a flood 4 to . . . — — Map (db m71067) HM|
Built in 1888 “Stannum” Latin for tin, hence the owner, Mr. John Holmes Reid made the first of his fortune in tin mining.
Stannum is a Victorian-Italiante villa, triple brick, double airflow system with . . . — — Map (db m70697) HM|
Captain Stanley Savige formed Legacy in 1923, as an offshoot of the Remembrance Club founded by Major General Sir John Gellibrand to help former servicemen struggling to re-establish themselves after World War I.
The Legacy Club changed its . . . — — Map (db m126551) HM|
|Tamworth N.S.W. was the first town in Australia to introduce electric street lighting by means of two 18kw steam driven Crompton dynamos. Electricity was supplied to 52 street lights using 140 Swan incandescent lamps and 7 Crompton carbon arc lamps. . . . — — Map (db m70695) HM|
1962 – 1973
Their bodies are buried in peace and their names liveth for evermore
Killed in Action
213780 Pte Wilson M.A.F.
1 RAR 8 Jan 66
2781465 2 Lt Sharp G.C.
6 RAR 18 . . . — — Map (db m71048) WM|
|A railway zig zag is a series of reversing ramps used to avoid very steep grades. John Whitton, Engineer in Chief NSW Government Railways 1856-90, chose this as the economical method for the descent from Clarence to Lithgow. Built during 1866-69 by . . . — — Map (db m59808) HM|
|This historic Bakehouse was built by Richard Chapman during 1851. Chapman was a property owner, butcher and businessman of Morpeth whose residency extended from at least 1850 to his death in 1867. The building has technical value as a rare, . . . — — Map (db m70687) HM|
|The oldest surviving building in Queensland, the Windmill, was constructed by convicts in 1828 to grind flour and maize meal as food for the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement. A stone and brick building, it contained two pair of mill stones - one pair . . . — — Map (db m100365) HM|
erected to commemorate the Centenary
of the landing at this spot of
Lieut Bowen, RN
on 13th September 1803,
was unveiled by His Excellency the Governor
Sir A. E. Havelock, G.C.S.I.,
22nd February . . . — — Map (db m81891) HM|
|The Lucas Platypus Experience is housed in a classified building on the register of the National Trust Estate. In 1858 George Atkinson built a licensed hotel “The Royal Charter Inn” on the present site. At the time he imported from . . . — — Map (db m70668) HM|
|Lighting up Launceston
First established in 1858, the Launceston Gasworks charts the growth of the gas industry in Tasmania and the development of the city of Launceston itself.
The site was purchased in 1858 by the Launceston Gas . . . — — Map (db m70667) HM|
In memory of those who served
Boer War 1899-1902
World War I 1914-1918
World War II 1939-1945
Conflicts in Malaya, Borneo,
East Timor, Afghanistan, Iraq,
and all peacekeeping . . . — — Map (db m135758) WM|
| Guildford Honor Row
Aberdeen J. Annear L. Bardi A. Binns A. Binns L. Binns P. Brocchi S. Carter F. Carter G. Carter J. Carty J. Colgan E. Cox H. Davidson R. Davenport R. Dell H. Dell J. Dewsnap . . . — — Map (db m45802) WM|
| Guildford The Big Tree is thought to be one of the largest examples of the species in Victoria. It has been recorded as having a height of 30m, a canopy spread of 34m, and trunk circumference of 9.35m. Estimates of the age of the tree range . . . — — Map (db m45968) HM|
|This pillar of stone quarried from Stawell was placed here on the insistence of
The Hon. John Woods, M.P.
(born Liverpool England November 5th 1822, died Brighton Victoria April 2nd 1892; engineer, politician and inventor, commissioner . . . — — Map (db m70636) HM|
|Hume and Hovell passed nearby Nov. 26 and on return Dec. 30 - 1824. — — Map (db m82085) HM|
| The Newfield
Three masted iron barque 1306 tons gross
Built Dundee Scotland 1889
Wrecked Newfield Bay 29 August 1892
The Newfield", with a crew of 26, left Sharpness, Scotland, on 28 May 1889, with a cargo of fine salt . . . — — Map (db m52642) HM|
|In Memory of Captain John Griffiths 1801 - 1881 This island is named after him and he was responsible for bringing the first White settlers from Launceston, Tasmania to Portland Bay and Port Fairy Victoria. He established the first major whaling . . . — — Map (db m52472) HM|
This memorial was unveiled
July 8 1934 by Mrs. C.A. Melhuish
Captain Thomas Boyd
first master of the S.S. Casino.
Borough of Port Fairy
This commemorative plaque is to . . . — — Map (db m83435) HM|
|The schooner “Rosebud" from which the town Rosebud gets its name was blown ashore on this site on 2nd June, 1855. Press reports of weather conditions on this date indicate strong westerly gales, with several boats in distress on Port Phillip . . . — — Map (db m81588) HM|
| The people of the Bunerong lived in the Mornington Peninsula region for many thousands of years.
On 9 October, 1803 HMS "Calcutta" under the command of Captain Daniel Woodriff entered Port Phillip Bay carrying David Collins the Lieutenant . . . — — Map (db m81596) HM|
|This memorial is dedicated to all Aboriginal men and women from South West Victoria who served their country proudly along with fellow Australians since World War 1. — — Map (db m52646) HM|
|This stone commemorating the Foundation of Warrnambool
Gazetted on 17 February 1847
was unveiled by
His Excellency The Honourable Richard E. McGarvie A,C.
Governor of Victoria
in the presence of His Worship the Mayor Cr Gerald Shanley — — Map (db m52643) HM|
Passed Here 7th July 1836
Erected by Shire of Korong
1930 — — Map (db m53080) HM|
|This Establishment Built About 1878 Is The Only Classified Brothel in Victoria
The house consists of 3 small rooms on each floor, the upper rooms being reached by a staircase leading into a sheltered lane running off Little Hopwood street, . . . — — Map (db m70630) HM|
|In memory of fifteen young men lost in the bay off Mornington on the night of Saturday 21st May, 1892, while returning from a football match at Mordialloc.
Allchin, Charles E. (20 yrs) Caldwell, James R. (21 yrs) Caldwell, William L. (19 . . . — — Map (db m81713) HM|
|The Mechanics Institute movement began in British urban industrial centres in the early 1800s. A “mechanic” was a person applying skills and technology. During the 19th century, most towns in Victoria established a Mechanics Institute . . . — — Map (db m71068) HM|
|This bucket dredge was operated here by George Heywood, Eric Baumann and others, for about 30 years, until it was abandoned in 1984. It was one of the last dredges operated in Victoria.
It is a relatively small bucket dredge, but is one of few to . . . — — Map (db m70631) HM|