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Two plaques commemorate Councillor Joseph Lockwood who served 66 years as a shire councillor. The tablets mark his 50th anniversary as Councillor and then his 60th anniversary.

In 1890 Lockwood became first president of the Birchip Progress Association and in 1895 when the Shire of Birchip was inaugurated he became a councillor. Over the next sixty years he missed only four meetings and acted as president for seven terms. A world record for length of service was claimed. He died in 1955 at the age of 93. 


Address:22 Cumming Avenue, Shire Chambers, Birchip, 3483
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.982271
Long: 142.917917
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local
Source: RHSV, ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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