Corio Shire Hall (Lara RSL)Print Page
The Shire of Corio was established in June 1864, and in the same month, D.K. Goodall, the recently appointed Shire engineer, advertised tenders for a new Shire Hall to be erected at Duck Ponds (Lara). Clements Nash, the successful tenderer, erected this rectangular plan building with gable roof bluestone construction, in four months in 1864. The headquarters of the Shire were transferred to Osborne House, North Geelong, in 1938. The former Shire of Corio offices extended in 1926 and subsequently further altered in the 1960s, are of historical importance to the Shire of Corio being the centre of local government administration from 1864 until 1938.
|Address:||2 Rennie Street, Lara RSL Club, Station Lake Road entrance, Lara, 3212|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.023842|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 23rd March, 1988|
SHIRE OF CORIO
AUSTRALIAN BICENTENARY ACTIVITIES
THIS PLAQUE IS TO COMMEMORATE THE USE OF THIS BUILDING AS THE SHIRE OF CORIO COUNCIL CHAMBER AND MUNICIPAL AND MUNICIPAL OFFICES
SEPTEMBER 1874 (sic) AND DECEMBER 1937
UNVEILED ON 23RD MARCH 1988 BY
CR. G.M. VAUGHAN, J.P.