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Bridge naming at Peachester (June 2012)

The bridge over the Stanley River has been renamed to honour the legacy of Peachester identity, Elizabeth Grigor. The official naming of this bridge, held onsite on Sunday 3 June, was a fitting tribute and lasting public memorial to an important part of the community’s history. It is easy to forget our history and naming the bridge after Elizabeth reminds us of the important role these pioneering families played in developing our community.

Elizabeth’s husband, William Grigor, was an early settler in Peachester and ran a sawmill where the bridge is now located which quickly became a focal point for the budding Peachester township. Together the Grigors played a vital role in establishing Peachester, building the Crohamhurst State School and many houses in the neighbourhood.

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