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A monument commemorates the centenary of local government from 1879 to 1979. Underneath the monument is a time capsule containing documents pertaining to Lismore`s 1979 centenary year.
In 1855, the surveyor Frederick Peppercorne was instructed by Sir Thomas Mitchell to determine a site for a township in the area. Peppercorne submitted his map of the proposed village reserve on 16 February 1856. The chosen site was William Wilson's homestead paddock and the area was proclaimed the "Town of Lismore" in the NSW Government Gazette on 1 May 1856. The township was soon settled and its Post Office was opened on 1 October 1859. Lismore was incorporated as a municipality on the 5 March 1879.
|Address:||Ballina Road (Bruxner Highway) & Molesworth Street, Lismore City Hall , Lismore, 2480|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -28.812901|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1879|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1979|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 16th September, 1980|
In this monument
16 September 1980
Lismore Mayor alderman Gordon Blair
Town Clerk Byron Stevens
buried a time capsule
containing documents from Lismore`s
1979 centenary year.
(Retrieval year 2079)