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Dr Alexander Thomson Memorial : 20-09-2013
Dr Alexander Thomson Memorial : 20-09-2013

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Stone Cairn commemorates the first Mayor of Geelong, and was presented to the city by the Municipality of Clarence in Tasmania.  Alexander Thomson lived in Tasmania before settling in Geelong.

Thomson was interested in the civic development of Geelong, of which city he was sometimes called the founder. He was the town's first mayor in 1851 and served again in 1855-57. He was a director of the Geelong-Melbourne Railway Co., whose line was completed in 1857.

Location

Address:Ormond Road, Ormond Village, East Geelong, 3219
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.164846
Long: 144.380633
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Approx. Event Start Date:1850
Approx. Event End Date:1850
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 9th August, 1961
Front Inscription

(Upper Plaque )

PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF GEELONG
IN HONOUR OF DR. ALEXANDER THOMSON
ARRIVED TASMANIA 1825
EMIGRATED TO VICTORIA 1836
PIONEER AND FIRST MAYOR OF GEELONG 9.2.1850
BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF CLARENCE, TASMANIA
ON THE OCCASION OF ITS CENTENARY 1960

(Lower Plaque)
THIS TABLET WAS UNVEILED
                  BY
THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN
              OF THE
MUNICIPALITY OF CLARENCE
        J.W. MILEY, ESQ
ON AUGUST 9TH, 1961.

 

 

Source: VMR,ADB, MA
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