Cootamundra Railway Centenary Print Page
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).
|Address:||Hovell Street, Cootamundra Railway Station , Cootamundra, 2590|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.641076|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1877|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1977|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 1st November, 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
MEMBER FOR BURRINJUCK STATION MASTER