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29-April-2015
29-April-2015

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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.

Location

Address:Ballina Road (Bruxner Highway) & Molesworth Street, Lismore City Hall , Lismore, 2480
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.812901
Long: 153.273274
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Local
Approx. Event Start Date:1879
Approx. Event End Date:1979

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 16th September, 1980
Front Inscription

       In this monument
                on
16 September 1980
Lismore Mayor alderman Gordon Blair
            and
Town Clerk Byron Stevens
   buried a time capsule
containing documents from Lismore`s
   1979 centenary year.

  (Retrieval year 2079)

Source: MA,H
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