Nehemiah GuthridgePrint Page
Plaque and relief commemorates a former mayor, Nehemiah Guthridge.
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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - Colonial|
|Monument Designer:||Annemieke Mein|
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.