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150 Years of Rail Travel : October 2013
150 Years of Rail Travel : October 2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Plaque in remembrance of 150 years of rail travel between Sydney and Goulburn.

It was at Goulburn in 1846 where meetings were held that saw the formation of what became the Sydney Railway Company, with local business people such as William Bradley, who owned the local brewery, and William Hovell of explorer fame, being two of the movers, with hopes and plans for a railway connection to Sydney. The railway, by then under government ownership, eventually reached Goulburn in 1869.

Location

Address:Sloane Street, Railway Station , Goulburn , 2580
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.758073
Long: 149.719016
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:1846
Approx. Event End Date:2005

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 19th November, 2005
Front Inscription

REMEMBERING 150 YEARS OF RAIL TRAVEL

PROVIDED BY THE DEDICATED AND DILIGENT WORKFORCE ON
     THE SYDNEY AND GOULBURN RAILWAY
THE FIRST STEAM RAILWAY IN AUSTRALIA WAS CONCEIVED
AND NURTURED IN GOULBURN FROM 1846 ONWARDS.

                                                                            Mayor Paul Stephenson
                                                                            19 November 2005
                                                                             

 

Source: MA
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