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A plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Sutherland - Cronulla Railway in 1939. 

The first new railway line in New South Wales for over seven years was opened today by the Governor, Lord Wakehurst. It runs from Sutherland to Cronulla, a distance of 6½ miles, and serves a district that is in parts sparsely populated. There are six stations situated on the line and the terminal point, Cronulla, has a platform that ranks second only to Wynyard as the longest in the State. For years residents in the districts between the two stations have been served by steam trams and motor buses, necessitating a long journey to the city. It will now be a comparatively short trip in the train.
The Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW),  16 December 1939.


Address:Cronulla Street, Cronulla Railway Station , Cronulla, 2230
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.055802
Long: 151.151591
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Actual Event STart Date:16-December-1939
Actual Event End Date:16-December-1989


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 16th December, 1989
Front Inscription

Plaque :

This plaque was unveiled by the Hon Bruce Baird, MP Minister for Transport to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sutherland - Cronulla railway

1939 - 1989

M.Grander      Station Master Cronulla
D.McNeil         Sutherland Shire President
R.Schwarzer   Group General Manager CityRail

16 December 1989 

Plaque : 

This railway was opened by His Excellency Lord Wakehurst K.C.M.G. Governor of New South Wales

16th December 1939.

Source: MA
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