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Railway Centenary Plaque : 03-January-2009
Railway Centenary Plaque : 03-January-2009

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A plaque commemorates the centenary of railway services to Cootamundra.

Contracts were let in 1877 for construction of a temporary timber station building, goods shed, and Station Master’s residence, with Cootamundra station opening on 1 November 1877. The line from Harden to Cootamundra was opened by Mr. John Lackey, Minister for Justice & Education, who, along with the Commissioner for Railways, John Rae and other dignitaries, led a procession through Cootamundra before attending a banquet and ball in the newly constructed goods shed. (Forsyth, 1989).

Location

Address:Hovell Street, Cootamundra Railway Station , Cootamundra, 2590
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.641076
Long: 148.030281
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:1877
Approx. Event End Date:1977
Link: http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 1st November, 1977
Front Inscription
1877                                                1977
       PUBLIC TRANSPORT COMMISSION
               OF NEW SOUTH WALES
       THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY
     HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR


SIR RODEN CUTLER VC, KCMG, KCVO, CBE, KStJ.

TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY OF RAILWAY SERVICES
  TO COOTAMUNDRA ON 1 NOVEMBER, 1977.

ALAN S.REIHER                THE HON. PETER COX M.L.A.
CHIEF COMMISSIONER   MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT 
                                           AND HIGHWAYS

T.W.SHEAHAN                              K.JONES
MEMBER FOR BURRINJUCK      STATION MASTER

 
Source: HNSW, MA
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