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Centenary of Local Government
Centenary of Local Government

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Plaque commemorates the centenary of local government in the District of Tatiara.

The Tatiara country was opened up by European settlers in the 1840s for grazing purposes, with the township of Bordertown established in 1852, slowly expanding as more graziers moved to the area.

After significant growth in the area, the District Council of Tatiara was formed in 1876. In 1884, a neighbouring council was established, the District Council of Wirrega; however this was short lived and in 1888, it was amalgamated into the Tatiara District Council.


Address:Woolshed Street, Council Chambers, Bordertown, 5268
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.310758
Long: 140.773492
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event STart Date:29-June-1876
Actual Event End Date:29-June-1976


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 29th June, 1976
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District Council of Tatiara
Proclaimed on 29th June, 1876.
To commemorate the centenary of local government in this area. This plaque was unveiled by the Minister of Local Government (the Hon. G. T. Virgo, M.P.) on 29th June, 1976.

Source: MA
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