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Plaque commemorates the centenary of the establishment of the Royal Naval College at Osborne House in 1913.

In 1913 the Navy took up offer to use the house as a naval college. Improvements to the buildings were carried out, including the erection of block of buildings as quarters for unmarried seamen, two new classrooms, and alterations to the main room to provided a large barrack for 28 cadets. The college was opened by the Governor General, Lord Thomas Denman on March 1, 1913, with Prime Minister Andrew Fisher also present.

Location

Address:53 Swinburne Street, Osborne House , North Geelong, 3215
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.119297
Long: 144.357424
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Actual Event STart Date:01-March-1913
Actual Event End Date:01-March-2013

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 2nd March, 2013
Source: MA
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