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Municipality of Rockdale Centenary : 13-May-2014
Municipality of Rockdale Centenary : 13-May-2014
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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the proclamation of Rockdale as a municipality.

The City of Rockdale was originally known as the West Botany Municipality. The Municipality of West Botany was declared on 13 January 1871 and covered 9 square miles (23 km2) in 1884. It included much of the land which was later used to build Sydney Airport. The West Botany name was officially changed to Rockdale in 1887, when land was being sub-divided for residential development. The Municipality of Rockdale was declared a city in 1995, and is now known as the City of Rockdale.

Location

Address:448 Princes Highway (Cnr Bryant Street), Rockdale Town Hall , Rockdale, 2216
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.950599
Long: 151.138922
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 13th February, 1971
Front Inscription
       MUNICIPALITY OF ROCKDALE
TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY OF
THE PROCLAMATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY
      THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY
HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR ALDERMAN R.W.RATHBONE
           ON 13TH FEBRUARY, 1971. 
         ALDERMEN OF THE COUNCIL

                    (Names)
Source: MA
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