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17-March-2019
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The plaque was presented to the citizens of Morwell as an expression of gratitude for friendships made by the Japanese staff of B.C.L.V and N.B.C.L. during the period from 1981 -1991. 

A major Research and Development project into the conversion of brown coal into oil, (Brown Coal Liquefaction Victoria or BCLV) was established in Morwell in the 1980s. Funded by the Japanese Government at a cost of over one billion dollars this project established a 50 tonne per day pilot plant which ran until 1991. The project saw several hundred Japanese families move to the area and led to the establishment of a unique educational experiment in the form of a Japanese/Australian combined curriculum at the Commercial Road Primary School. 

Location

Address:50 - 70 Princes Drive, Gippsland Immigration Park , Morwell, 3840
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.238905
Long: 146.422403
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 5th June, 1991
Front Inscription

              PRESENTED TO 
THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF MORWELL 
                          BY
B.C.L.V. AND N.B.C.L. JAPANESE STAFF OF
THE COAL TO OIL PROJECT
AS AN EXPRESSION OF GRATITUDE FOR
FRIENDSHIPS MADE DURING THE PERIOD 
                    1981 - 1991 

5TH JUNE 1991

 

 

 

Right Side Inscription

 

Source: MA
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