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Geelong West Municipality Centenary : November 2013
Geelong West Municipality Centenary : November 2013
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Plaque commemorates the centenary of Geelong West becoming a municipality.

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. On 18 May, 1992, Geelong West city became part of Greater Geelong city.

 

 

Location

Address:153 Pakington Street, Town Hall , Geelong West, 3218
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.140868
Long: 144.347719
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:Thursday 7th August, 1975
Front Inscription

1875  CITY OF GEELONG WEST 1975

THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE CENTENARY OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF GEELONG WEST.  UNVEILED BY THE HON A.J. HUNT  M.L.C. , MINISTER FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ON THURSDAY, 7TH AUGUST 1975.

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Source: MA
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