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Gordon Technical College : December 2013
Gordon Technical College : December 2013

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Building commemorates General Charles Gordon of Khartoum and demonstrates the strong cultural and emotional ties to Britain and the British Empire and the values such a hero represented to the community at the time of construction.

The Gordon Institute of TAFE was opened in 1887 as the Gordon Memorial Technical College. The college had its beginnings in 1885, when 500 people met at the Geelong Town Hall to decide upon a memorial to General Charles George Gordon, who died at Khartoum in January 1885. William Humble (owner of the Vulcan Foundry) and George Link (Matthew Flinders School headmaster) decided that a school of art be erected in his honour. The foundation stone of the Gordon Technical College was laid on 20th June, 1887 by the Jon Francis Ormond. M.L.C. a principal benefactor.

Location

Address:6 Fenwick Street, Geelong, 3220
State:VIC
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.146383
Long: 144.355308
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Foreigners
Monument Designer:Alexander Davidson (Geelong, VIC)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 20th June, 1887
Source: MA
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