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11-May-2014
11-May-2014

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A plaque commemorates 100 years of railway services from 1883 to 1983 to Goorambat, Devenish and St. James. 

In the last days of 1880, the Railway Construction Bill was passed by the Victorian Parliament approving construction of a number of railway lines including one from Benalla terminating in the Parish of St James. There were to be three main stations on the line, Goorambat, Devenish and St James, but the termination point was not at an existing town. The future town of St James was to be built around the railway station. The line took one year to build and the first train pulled into St James on September 3, 1883.

Location

Address:Main Street, Devenish, 3726
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.330634
Long: 145.894702
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:1883
Approx. Event End Date:1983

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 3rd September, 1983
Front Inscription

This Plaque Commemorates
100 Years Of Rail Service
To The Communities Of
      Goorambat,
Devenish And St. James. 
    September, 3rd

      1883       1983

Source: MA
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