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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.
|Address:||Ormond Road, Ormond Village, East Geelong, 3219|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.164846|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - Colonial|
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1850|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1850|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 9th August, 1961|
(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
THIS TABLET WAS UNVEILED
THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN
MUNICIPALITY OF CLARENCE
J.W. MILEY, ESQ
ON AUGUST 9TH, 1961.