100 Years of Local Government Print Page
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.
|Address:||Auburn Street, Town Hall, Goulburn , 2580|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.755444|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1859|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1959|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 8th June, 1959|
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.