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01-December-2014
01-December-2014
Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
The official opening plaque of the reconstructed council chambers commemorates the council`s centenary in 1964. 

Marong was first incorporated as a road district on 27 August 1861, and became a shire on 23 December 1864. On 1 October 1915, the Borough of Raywood, which was gazetted on 17 January 1865 on 23.31 square kilometres (9.00 sq mi) of land 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of Bendigo was united with Marong. On 1 October 1990, the Shire of Marong became a Rural City, under the Local Government Act 1989.

Location

Address:Calder Highway, Marong Shire Hall, Marong, 3515
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.735953
Long: 144.133546
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Local
Approx. Event Start Date:1864
Approx. Event End Date:1964

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 12th November, 1964
Front Inscription
            SHIRE OF MARONG
THE RECONSTRUCTED COUNCIL CHAMBERS
     WERE OFFICIALLY OPENED BY
HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA
MAJOR-GENERAL SIR ROHAN DELACOMBE
K.C.M.G., K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O., K. St.J.
     ON 12th NOVEMBER, 1964
IN COMMEMORATION OF THE COUNCIL`S CENTENARY
     ROY CAIN, PRESIDENT
     ROSS M. GRAHAM, SECRETARY
Source: MA
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