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07-March-2015
07-March-2015

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Stone laid in 1912 commemorates the construction of the Department of Education building. 

The Education Department Building is an 8 storey office building occupying a whole city block. It was built in two stages around a central courtyard, and hence has two sets of lifts and stairs, now with modern galleries added around the courtyard to connect the two sides of the building. The Bridge Street stage was designed in the Edwardian Baroque style, with a strongly rusticated base, central porch with broken pediment, and a sequence of arched openings, ornamented balconies and friezes topped by a lofty parapet.

Location

Address:Bridge Street & Loftus Streets, Department of Education Building , Sydney , 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.863583
Long: 151.210425
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 7th September, 1912
Front Inscription
THIS COMMEMORATION STONE
             Was Set By 
THE HONOURABLE CAMPBELL CARMICHAEL 
MINISTER FOR PUBLIC INSTRUCTION 
       7th SEPTEMBER 1912


The Hon. Arthur Griffith          Peter Board Esq.
Minister For Public Works      Director Of Education

 
Source: MA, NSWH
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