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100 years of Local Government Plaque : June 2014
100 years of Local Government Plaque : June 2014

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Plaque commemorates 100 years of Local Government in Goulburn.

By 1841 Goulburn had a population of some 1,200 - a courthouse, police barracks, churches, hospital and post office and was the centre of a great sheep and farming area.

A telegraph station opened in 1862, by which time there were about 1,500 residents, a blacksmith's shop, two hotels, two stores, the telegraph office and a few cottages. The town was a change station (where coach horses were changed) for Cobb & Co by 1855. A police station opened the following year and a school in 1858. Goulburn was proclaimed a municipal government in 1859 and was made a city in 1863.

Location

Address:Auburn Street, Town Hall, Goulburn , 2580
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.755444
Long: 149.717943
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Local
Approx. Event Start Date:1859
Approx. Event End Date:1959

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 8th June, 1959
Front Inscription
THIS PLAQUE WHICH COMMEMORATES 100 YEARS
OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN GOULBURN WAS
UNVEILED BY ALDERMAN A.L.MORSE O.B.E.
PRESIDENT, LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
8TH JUNE, 1959.
Source: MA
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