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A plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the switching on of the Melton electricity supply in December 1939.

MELTON, Wednesday. — Electric light for Melton was switched on this evening in the presence of a crowd of about 400 people. The ceremony was performed by Mrs. G. E. Robinson, wife of the former shire president, who cut a ribbon between two miniature towers with a golden scissors, which were later presented to her by an official of the State Electricity Commission. Other speakers who stressed Melton's progressiveness in introducing electric were Sir Wm. Angliss and Mr. G. Chandler, M's.L.C., Cr. O'Brien (shire president) and Mr. J. A. Richardson, of the State Electricity Commission. The latter stated that 10 farms in the vicinity were to be connected in the new year.
Age (Melbourne), 21 December 1939.

Location

Address:255 High Street, Mechanics Institute, Melton, 3337
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.682732
Long: 144.586216
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:20-December-1939
Actual Event End Date:20-December-1989

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 20th December, 1989
Front Inscription

      Melton`s
Electricity Supply
Was Officially Switched
On Near This Location
On 20th December 1939
In Commemoration Of
The 50th Anniversary
  Of This Event,
20th December 1989

Source: MA
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