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Diamond Jubilee Stone : Feb 2014
Diamond Jubilee Stone : Feb 2014

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The foundation stone for the pavilion on North Sydney Oval commemorates the diamond jubilee of municipal government in North Sydney.

Local government began in the area with the formation of the Borough of St Leonards (1869) to administer the township, beginning the provision of utilities such as gas, water, roads, garbage collection, sewerage and sanitation. The three local boroughs (East St Leonards, St Leonards and Victoria) amalgamated to form the present council in 1890.

The diamond jubilee celebration of municipal government in North Sydney were commenced yesterday in St. Leonards Park. The foundation stone of a new pavilion on No. 1 oval, which is to be erected at a cost of £10,000, for the benefit of sporting bodies, was placed in position. The celebrations and "shopping week" will continue until March 31. Speaking at the park the Mayor (Alderman H. L. Primrose) spoke of the growth of the suburb. Sixty years ago the population of North Sydney and Mosman was below 3000. To-day in North Sydney it was about 60,000, and there were 12,000 buildings.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 24th March 1928.

 

Location

Address:Miller Street, North Sydney Oval , North Sydney, 2060
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.830938
Long: 151.211479
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Local

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 23rd March, 1928
Front Inscription

MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH SYDNEY
           THIS STONE WAS LAID BY
HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR. ALD.H.L..PRIMROSE
 

TO COMMEMORATE THE DIAMOND JUBILEE
OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT
                AT NORTH SYDNEY

                 23 MARCH 1928

Source: MA
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