Pioneer Walk is a closed garden made up of edging and rock memorials. It contains several water features and a headstone area (with open positions for sale).
Pioneer Walk is divided into garden numbers to make it easier to locate them, but the gardens are also named after the following pioneers:
Sir William John Clarke, 1st Baronet, (31 March 1831 – 15 May 1897) was the 1st Baronet in the Colony of Victoria and an Australian pastoralist, cattle-breeder, politician and philanthropist. Clarke's name was a household word in Victoria. He made few large donations but his help could constantly be relied on by hospitals, charitable institutions, and agricultural and other societies. He divided one of his estates into small holdings and was a model landlord, and he showed much foresight in allying science with agriculture by employing MacIvor as a lecturer.
Elizabeth Macarthur (14 August 1766 – 9 February 1850) was an Anglo-Australian pastoralist and merchant. During 1801 and 1805, Elizabeth oversaw the family estates at Parramatta, Camden, Seven Hills and Pennant Hills. This included the management of household and business accounts, the employment of convict labour, the supervision of wool washing, baling and transport and the selection of rams and breeding to improve the flock. Her contribution was essential to the success of the enterprise and establishing New South Wales as a reliable supplier of quality wool. Elizabeth Macarthur is commemorated on the 1995 Australian five-dollar coin which was struck for inclusion in a special Masterpieces in Silver collector proof set entitled Colonial Australia.
George Fife Angas (1 May 1789 – 15 May 1879) was an English businessman and banker who, from England, played a significant part in the formation and establishment of the Colony of South Australia. He established the South Australian Company and was its founding chairman of the board of directors. In later life he migrated to the colony and served as a member of the first South Australian Legislative Council.
Sir Douglas Mawson (5 May 1882 – 14 October 1958) was an Australian geologist, Antarctic explorer and academic. Along with Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton, Mawson was a key expedition leader during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
Lucy Osborn (1836-1891), hospital nurse, was born on 1 April 1836 at Leeds, England, daughter of William Osburn, Egyptologist, and his wife Ann, née Rimington. She was well educated and 'mistress of several languages'. She successfully established trained nursing on Nightingale principles in New South Wales.
Edward Henty (28 March 1810 – 14 August 1878), was a pioneer and first permanent settler in the Port Phillip district (later Victoria), Australia. In addition to this, he was the founder of the wool industry in that colony. His portrait is in the historical collection at the Melbourne public library.
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