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Electric Supply Company Victoria Ltd. : 04-11-2013
Electric Supply Company Victoria Ltd. : 04-11-2013
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Plaque commemorates the laying of the foundation stone for the Electric Supply Company of Victoria Ltd. in 1901.

The Electric Supply Company of Victoria was a British company with its headquarters in the English city of Liverpool. It was formed in 1903 as a subsidiary of the British Insulated Wire Company. The company operated power stations and electric tramways in the regional cities of Bendigo and Ballarat. The Electric Supply Company of Victoria was acquired by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria in 1934.

The ceremony of laying  the foundation stone of the new power buildings in connection with the city of Bendigo and Borough of Eaglehawk electric lighting and tramways, was performed yesterday, on the site Hargreaves -street east, by the Mayor of Bendigo (Cr. S. Ryan), in the presence of a large and representative gathering of citizens, who attended at the invitation ofthe manager and engineer (Mr. B. Deakin) of the Electric Supply Company of Victoria Ltd.
Bendigo Advertiser (Vic), 27th June 1901.

Location

Address:1 Tramways Avenue, Bendigo Tram Depot, Bendigo, 3550
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.754044
Long: 144.28919
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:26th-June-1901
Actual Event End Date:26th- June-2001

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 26th June, 2001
Front Inscription

Central Deborah Bendigo                          City of Greater 
                                                         BENDIGO

                   This Plaque was unveiled
                               on the
                     26th of June 2001
                                by
                      Cr Barry Ackerman
            Mayor of the City of Greater Bendigo
           Andrew Paul - Chief Executive Officer
                To Commemorate the laying of
The Foundation Stone of the Electric Supply Company
              of Victoria Ltd. on 26th June 1901
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Dennis R O'Hoy Chairman of Central Deborah Bendigo
                              DIRECTORS
                               (Names)
James Thompson - General Manager
Timothy Borchers - Tramways Manager (Superintendent)

 

Source: MA
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