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03-November-2015
03-November-2015

Fountain commemorates the centenary of local government in Queanbeyan and the 125th anniversary of the founding of The Queanbeyan Age newspaper in 1860. 

The Queanbeyan Age is a weekly newspaper based in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia. It has had a number of title changes throughout its publication history. First published on 15 September 1860 by John Gale and his brother, Peter Francis Gale, The Golden Age, as it was known at the time, was the first newspaper of the small township on the banks of the Queanbeyan River. It was named due to the short-lived Kiandra goldrush, which generated large amounts of gold-based traffic through the region.

Location

Address:Lowe Street, Queanbeyan City Park, Queanbeyan, 2620
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.352654
Long: 149.230622
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:15-September-1860
Actual Event End Date:15-September-1995

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 15th September, 1985
Front Inscription
"THE QUEANBEYAN AGE" FOUNTAIN

THIS FOUNTAIN WAS PRESENTED TO THE
PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF QUEANBEYAN TO MARK
THE CENTENARY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
IN QUEANBEYAN AND THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE FOUNDING OF THE "AGE" ON
SEPTEMBER 15, 1860. 


ALD.D.M.Madew, Mayor            L.J.Woods OAM,
R.B.Smith Esq., Town Clerk    Managing Director

              SEPTEMBER 15, 1985. 
Source: MA,H
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