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John Chisholm : 07-December-2011
John Chisholm : 07-December-2011
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A tree commemorates John Chisholm for his services to the city of Ballarat and Australia.


Address:Wendouree Parade, Botanic Gardens, Ballarat, 3350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.547272
Long: 143.822081
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

This tree was planted by the Mayor of the City of Ballarat Councillor Wanda Chapman in recognition of John Alan Chisholm, M.B.E.  born in Ballarat on the 12th November, 1919 he served his country and beloved Ballarat in many ways.

Local Government

Councillor City of Ballarat 1951-1981

Mayor 1957-58, 1964-65, 1971-1972 and 1976-1978

President, Provincial Cities and Towns Association 1976-1978

First Chairman Central Highlands Regional Library service after restoration 1975

Executive, Committee, Municipal Association of Victoria

Ballarat Water Commission  Commissioner for six terms 1954-1981

Community Activities

Scouts  Commissioner for 15 years  Medal of Merit

Red Cross President Ballarat Branch

APEX  President Ballarat Zone Life Member

Ballarat Historical Society  President

Art Gallery  First President Board of Management

Friends of Ballarat Botanic Gardens  Member

Life Governor  Queen Elizabeth Home,  Ballarat Base Hospital  Ballarat Childrens Home & Family Services

School Councils

Ballarat Girls High - Chairman

Ballarat East High - Foundation Member

Ballarat North Tech.  Foundation Member

Mt. Clear Technical / High  First Chairman

Continuing Education Association   First Chairman

1939 - 1945 War

8th Battalion

R.A.A.F. - Served in Europe

For services to this city the titular honour of "Freeman of the City of Ballarat " was conferred on John Alan Chisholm M.B.E. in 1981



Source: MA
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