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Helen Fairley Reserve
Helen Fairley Reserve

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Helen Fairley Reserve commemorates the City of Shepparton being judged the premier town of Victoria in 1961.

In 1961, Shepparton was proclaimed the Premier Town of Victoria for the next three years. Twenty-six centres entered for the Premier Town contest, the second organised by the Develop Victoria Council. The winner in 1958 was Warrnambool. Points were given for town planning and beautification, culture and education, town promotion and tourism, recreation and youth work, industrial development, town development, and community organisation.

Location

Address:Welsford & Fryers Streets, Monash Park, Shepparton, 3630
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.37925
Long: 145.396818
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1961
Approx. Event End Date:1964

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1961
Front Inscription

HELEN FAIRLEY RESERVE.

This Reserve Commemorates
The City Of Shepparton
Being Adjudged The
Premier Town Of Victoria, 1961

Source: MA,VMR, RHSV
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