Things you don’t see when traveling by car

This memorial stone is in the main street of Bairnsdale, I guess on what you would call the median strip, although the strip is very wide and has beautiful garden beds all along the main street. There are several memorials at different spots along the main street.

I viewed it from close range as I had stopped on my bike ride to have a coffee from the drive in coffee shop and took my coffee over to the median strip where there was a park bench.

The memorial was erected for the centenary of the founding of Bairnsdale.  If you click on the photo you will be able to read the plaques.

I was intrigued by the one commemorating the birth of the first colonist’s child.  I searched on the internet for more information and found that the caption in the state library says “the first white child” whereas the plaque has the more politically correct caption of “first colonist child”

I also found a photo of the commemoration ceremony.

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    I love these accidental nuggets that are to be found.

    1. suth2 says:

      You really do miss so much when travelling by car. It is good to get out on foot or on the bike.

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