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John Chisholm : 07-December-2011
John Chisholm : 07-December-2011
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A tree commemorates John Chisholm, former Mayor, for his services to the city of Ballarat and Australia.


Address:Wendouree Parade, Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, 3350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.547272
Long: 143.822081
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local


Actual Monument Dedication Date:1989
Front Inscription

This tree was planted by the Mayor of the City of Ballarat Councillor Wanda Chapman in recognition of John Alan Chisholm, M.B.E.  born in Ballarat on the 12th November, 1919 he served his country and beloved Ballarat in many ways.

Local Government
Councillor City of Ballarat 1951-1981
Mayor 1957-58, 1964-65, 1971-1972 and 1976-1978
President, Provincial Cities and Towns Association 1976-1978
First Chairman Central Highlands Regional Library service after restoration 1975
Executive, Committee, Municipal Association of Victoria
Ballarat Water Commission  Commissioner for six terms 1954-1981

Community Activities

Scouts  Commissioner for 15 years  Medal of Merit
Red Cross President Ballarat Branch
APEX  President Ballarat Zone Life Member
Ballarat Historical Society  President
Art Gallery  First President Board of Management
Friends of Ballarat Botanic Gardens  Member
Life Governor  Queen Elizabeth Home,  Ballarat Base Hospital  Ballarat Childrens Home & Family Services

School Councils

Ballarat Girls High - Chairman
Ballarat East High - Foundation Member
Ballarat North Tech.  Foundation Member
Mt. Clear Technical / High  First Chairman
Continuing Education Association   First Chairman

1939 - 1945 War

8th Battalion
R.A.A.F. - Served in Europe

For services to this city the titular honour of "Freeman of the City of Ballarat " was conferred on John Alan Chisholm M.B.E. in 1981



Source: MA
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