With the co-operation and support of the local villagers and a dedicated group of Australians, a bronze plaque was erected in October 2010 dedicated to the Nieder-Weisel locals who emigrated to Australia for the Gold Rush. The plaque was cast in Melbourne and designed by Dr. Ross Bastiaan AM . A three day memorial event including church service and dedication was held to dedicate the memorial.
The plaque is adjacent to the Nieder-Weisel Evangelist Church in the village centre of Nieder-Weisel. See map below for location:
Australian Memorial - Smythesdale (Near Ballarat, Victoria)
A second replica bronze plaque was erected at Smthesdale, Victoria in January 2013 dedicated to the Nieder-Weisel locals who emigrated to Australia for the Gold Rush. The replica plaque was also cast in Melbourne and is an exact copy of the plaque in Nieder-Weisel designed by Dr. Ross Bastiaan AM . A two day memorial event including memorial dinner and dedication was held in Ballarat and Smythesdale to dedicate the memorial.
The plaque is located at the Southern end of the reserve opposite the Court House Hotel on the main street (Glenelg Highway) in the town of Smythedale near Ballarat. See map below for location:
More information on Dr Bastiaan's memorial plaques can be found on his website, http://www.plaques.satlink.com.au/
Dr Ross Bastiaan, and a recent plaque on the Great Ocean Road