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Geelong West Post Office 100 years Plaque : 11-09-2013
Geelong West Post Office 100 years Plaque : 11-09-2013

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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

Location

Address:212 Pakington Street , Geelong West Post Office, Geelong West , 3218
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.14233
Long: 144.348053
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal
Approx. Event Start Date:1887
Approx. Event End Date:1987

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 5th March, 1987
Front Inscription

1887 — 1987     Australia
                           Post

THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES 100 YEARS OF
SERVICE BY THE GEELONG WEST POST OFFICE.
                   UNVEILED BY
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
                     MAYOR

 

Source: MA
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