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Central Station Opening : September-2014
Central Station Opening : September-2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Plaque erected in 1906 commemorates the opening of Central Station in Sydney.

The official opening of the new Sydney Central Railway Station took place yesterday forenoon. The gathering was particularly select, if that word may be regarded as covering an assemblage which consisted almost entirely of Members of the Legislature, highly-placed railway officials, representatives from the Town Hall and the Press.

The first ceremony was the opening of the station with the traditional golden key. Mr. C. Oliver, Chief Railway Commissioner, presented to Mr. Carruthers, the Premier, an artistically-designed key. bearing the inscription : "Central Railway Station, Sydney. Opened by the Hon. J. H. Carruthers, August 4, 1906." The Premier was also presented with a souvenir ticket for the Sydney to Parramatta special train, the ticket being numbered 000.

The company then wended its way to the platform, where the special train was standing, and there Mr. C. A. Lee was presented by Mr. Oliver with a green starting flag and gold whistle, each suitably inscribed. Holding the flag aloft, and blowing the whistle (rather feebly, it must be confessed), Mr. Lee started the train along the same route which the first train run in New South Wales took 51 years ago.
Sunday Times (Sydney), 5 August 1906.

Location

Address:Eddy Avenue, Central Station, Haymarket, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.882458
Long: 151.206731
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 4th August, 1906
Front Inscription
                      THIS TABLET
COMMEMORATIVE OF OPENING THIS STATION
              FOR PUBLIC TRAFFIC
        WAS AFFIXED ON AUG. 4th 1906
      HON. J.H.CARRUTHERS PREMIER
HON. C.A.LEE MINISTER FOR PUBLIC WORKS
 
Source: MA
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