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W T B McCormack
W T B McCormack
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Plaque at archway commemorates Country Roads Board (CRB) engineer Major W. T. B. McCormack, honorary engineer to the Great Ocean Road Trust who was responsible for the construction of the road.

In April 1919 McCormack resumed his work with the Country Roads Board, taking charge of the construction, initially by returned soldiers, of the Great Ocean Road which reached Eastern View in 1922 and, eventually, Apollo Bay in 1932.

During his decade in office about 11,000 miles (17,703 km) of roadway were under his jurisdiction and in that time much of its macadam surface, suitable for horse-drawn vehicles, was replaced with more durable bitumen and gravel.


Address:Great Ocean Road, Eastern View, 3231
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.47205
Long: 144.044708
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1939
Front Inscription

Erected in 1939 to the memory of Major W.T.B. McCormack M. Inst, C.E., Honorary Engineer to the Great Ocean Road Trust and Chairman, Country Roads Board.

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