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Geelong West Centenary : November 2013
Geelong West Centenary : November 2013
Photographs supplied by Nancy Arnold

Plaque commemorates the centenary of Geelong West municipality in 1975. The pavilion of the Geelong West Tennis Club was rebuilt during the centenary celebrations.

During the mid 1850s there was local agitation for municipal separation from the Geelong town council. Twenty years of effort were rewarded on 29 May, 1875, when the Geelong West borough was proclaimed. Its western and eastern boundaries were McCurdy Road and La Trobe Terrace respectively, and the northern and southern boundaries more or less Church Street and Aberdeen Street.

Location

Address:Arnott Street, Geelong West Tennis Club, Geelong West, 3218
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.143426
Long: 144.343406
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Local
Approx. Event Start Date:1875
Approx. Event End Date:1975

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 9th August, 1975
Front Inscription

1875 CITY OF GEELONG WEST 1975
THIS PAVILION
WAS REBUILT AND EXTENDED WITH FUNDS PROVIDED BY
THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT, AND OFFICIALLY OPENED BY
HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR, CR L.J. KEAVY, 
DURING THE MUNICIPALITY’S CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
ON 9TH AUGUST, 1975

 

Source: MA
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