Geelong West Post Office - 100 Years of Service Print Page
Plaque commemorates 100 years of service of the Geelong West Post Office 1887-1987. From 1901 all postal and telegraphic services within Australia were administered by the Federal Government.
Yesterday afternoon, Mr. Berry laid the foundation stone of the new post and telegraph offices at Geelong West. The building, which will cost over £1,500 is being erected at the corner of Pakington and Hope streets, and when completed will be a great convenience to the local residents, who have hitherto had to go to the Geelong town post office to transact their business. After the ceremony the company were entertained at a luncheon in the town hall by the mayor of the borough, Mr. John Donaghy, who occupied the chair About 60 gentlemen were present.
The Argus (Melbourne), 21st January 1886
|Address:||212 Pakington Street , Geelong West Post Office, Geelong West , 3218|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.14233|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1887|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1987|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 5th March, 1987|
1887 — 1987 Australia
THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES 100 YEARS OF
SERVICE BY THE GEELONG WEST POST OFFICE.
THE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS,
THE HON. MICHAEL J.DUFFY LL.B., M.P.,
ON THE 5TH MARCH 1987
CR. A.SHANE BALKIN, LL.B., B.A., J.P