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03-December-2014
03-December-2014

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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the opening of the railway from Melbourne to Ararat in 1875.

Another link in the chain of railway communication throughout the colony has been added by the completion of the Ballarat and Ararat Railway, the opening of which was celebrated by a demostration at Ararat on Tuesday. This line was authorised under the Railway Construction Act of 1871, introduced by the Duffy Government, which also included the Castlemaine and Dunolly and the Ballarat and Maryborough lines, the first railways constructed on the light line principle. The length of the Ballarat and Ararat Railway is 57½ miles.
The Australasian (Melbourne), 10 April 1875.

 

Location

Address:High & King Streets, Ararat Railway Station - Information Centre, Ararat, 3377
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.282311
Long: 142.936484
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:07-April-1875
Actual Event End Date:07-April-1975

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 5th April, 1975
Front Inscription
ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY OF THE OPENING OF THE RAILWAY FROM MELBOURNE TO ARARAT ON APRIL 7 1875
AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
ARARAT CITY COUNCIL
VICTORIAN RAILWAYS
APRIL 5, 1975

 
Source: MA
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