Nehemiah GuthridgePrint Page Print this page

Nehemiah Guthridge : 14-December-2011
Nehemiah Guthridge : 14-December-2011

Plaque and relief commemorates former mayor, Nehemiah Guthridge 1808-1878. 

The first mayor of Sale in 1863, he presented the idea of forming a lake out of the lagoon and he had a landscaping vision for Sale. Because of this vision, the lake was later named Lake Guthridge. Nehemiah died in 1878 before the project was completed.


Address:100 Foster Street, ESSO BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre , Sale, 3850
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.111761
Long: 147.065308
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Monument Designer:Annemieke Mein


Front Inscription

Nehemiah Guthridge 1808 - 1878
Irish Immigrant 1841. Settled In Sale In 1862 As Manager
Of The Store For The Gippsland Hardware Company. First
Mayor Of Sale And Pioneer Gippsland Shipper. Established
The First Effective Regular Shipping Service Between
Melbourne And The Gippsland Lakes. Dedicated To Town
Beautification, Notably The Botanic Gardens And The Lake
That Bears His Name
Bronze Design By Annemieke Mein.


Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design