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24-May-2014
24-May-2014

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A monument commemorates the opening of the Murchison Highway in 1963.

Location

Address:Murchison Highway, Waratah, 7321
State:TAs
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.432872
Long: 145.606482
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 13th December, 1963
Front Inscription

This tablet commemorates the official opening to traffic of the Murchison Highway by the Premier the Hon. Eric E. Reece, M. H. A. on the 13th December 1963.

The Hon. D. A. Cashion, M.H.A. Minister for Lands and Works.

This highway was constructed by the Department of Public Works to complete the first road link between the west and the north west coasts.

Source: MA
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