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A clock commemorates the long-standing shire councillor and shire Chairman, Bertie Barden.


Address:Day & Fry Streets, Tara, 4421
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.277239
Long: 150.459935
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Clock
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th January, 1984
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The Bertie Barden Clock

This clock was erected by Tara Shire Council in recognition of the dedicated service given to the Shire by Bertie Barden O.B.E.

Shire Councillor 1945 - 1949
Shire Chairman  1949 - 1952
Shire Chairman  1955 - 1982

During three years as councillor and thirty years as Chairman Cr. Barden attended every meeting of Council

Awarded O.B.E. in 1977 for meritorious service to local government and the community.  Major achievements of the Shire in this period :

1952 Tara electricity supply
1957 Tara civic centre
1958 Tara water supply
1961 Commencement rural electricity supply
1961 Tara Aerodrome
1962 Meandarra electricity supply
1963 Meandarra water supply
1963 Tara sewerage scheme
1963 Tara swimming pool
1966 Meandarra sewerage scheme
1968 Glenmorgan electricity supply
1971 Tara and Meandarra municipla saleyards
1980 Tara squash courts

1230 km of council roads have been formed or gravelled and 55 km bitumen sealed in this period also 513 km of main roads have been sealed and 112 km gravelled

Unveiled by Mr Harold Jacobs Director of Local Government, 25th January 1984


Source: MA
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