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Howard Hitchcock : 5-September-2011
Howard Hitchcock : 5-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Two gateway pillars commemorate Howard Hitchcock , Mayor of Geelong 1917-1922.

Howard Hitchcock was one of Geelong`s most public spirited citizens from a family noted for its benefactions to worthy causes. Howard was born and raised in Geelong and spent his entire life in this town. His principal calling was as a retailer and he owned and directed one of the region`s largest department stores, Bright and Hitchcock.

Howard was generous with his time and money to the Yarra Street Methodist Church and other groups. His greatest contribution to Geelong came with his entry to local government and becoming five times mayor from 1917 to 1922.

Location

Address:Gordon Street, Johnstone Park, Geelong, 3220
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.145859
Long: 144.357205
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local
Approx. Event Start Date:1917
Approx. Event End Date:1922

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 10th September, 1925
Left Side Inscription

Non ignotae civitatis municeps" (A citizen of no mean city)

This stone was laid on 10th Sept. 1925 by he Hon. H.S.W. lawson M.L.A. Premier of Victoria 1918-24

Right Side Inscription

The Citizens` tribute to the Hon. Howard Hitchcock C.M.G., O.B.E., M.L.C., Mayor of Geelong 1917-1922

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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