23133 Henty Memorial Glenelg Highway Carapook 1822
Statement of Significance
Last updated on - August 10, 2003
What is significant?
The Henty Memorial is located at the top of Muntham Hill about fifteen kilometres west of Coleraine on the Glenelg Highway. It is close to Muntham, one of the first two squatting runs established by Edward Henty. The cairn was erected in 1971 and is a simple cement rendered plinth on a concrete slab with a cast bronze plaque. The plaque includes an extract from the Henty diaries celebrating their squatting stations. It then describes the Muntham run, provides a brief biography of Edward Henty and his wife, and makes a general and uncritical comment on their roles. The memorial is unaltered and is in fair condition.
How is it significant?
The Henty Memorial is of historical significance to the Southern Grampians Shire.
Why is it significant?
The Henty Memorial is of historical significance as a marker to one of the most important moments in the Shire's history, as a recognition of the contribution of the Henty family to pastoralism and, by default, for showing that the historical interpretation of the settlement of the Western District has become more complex.