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

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.

Location

Address:100 Foster Street, ESSO BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre , Sale, 3850
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.111761
Long: 147.065308
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

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.

 

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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