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A plaque commemorates the opening of the old Telegraph Station in January 1857.


Address:210 Barker Street, OId Telegraph Station, Castlemaine, 3450
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.064048
Long: 144.226144
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Actual Event STart Date:01-January-1857
Actual Event End Date:01-January-1857


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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.

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OId 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 and Old Residents Association of Castlemaine on 22nd December 1893

Source: MA
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