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09-November-2015
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A plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of the opening of the old Telegraph Station in January 1857 and the restoration of the external stonework by the Castlemaine Pioneers and Old Residents Association which was dedicated in 2006. 

Location

Address:210 Barker Street, OId Telegraph Station, Castlemaine, 3450
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.064017
Long: 144.217195
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:01-January-1857
Actual Event End Date:01-January-2007

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2007
Front Inscription

 

 

Left Side Inscription

Australian Government

150th Anniversary

This plaque commemorates the opening of the
"Old Telegraph Station" on the 1st January 1857
and the restoration of the external stonework by the
Castlemaine Pioneers and Old Residents Association Inc.

Restoration work dedicated 12th December 2006
by Senator the Hon. Michael Richardson

This project was undertaken with funding from the Australian
Government through the National Heritage Investment Initiative.

Right Side Inscription

ORIGINAL TELEGRAPH STATION
Opened 1st January 1857

The Oldest Surviving Telegraph Station
In Australia

Its Telegraphic Function Was Transferred On 5th July 1875
When The New Post Office Building Next Door Opened

The Building And Land Was Granted To
The Pioneers And Old Residents Association Of Castlemaine
On 22nd December 1893

Source: MA
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