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23-November-2014
23-November-2014
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A plaque commemorates the Golden Jubilee of the Victorian Government acquiring the Altona Railway which was a private railway from 1888 to 1924.

Location

Address:Pier & Railway Street South , Railway Station, Altona, 3018
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.867283
Long: 144.830314
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:01-October-1924
Actual Event End Date:01-October-1924

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 5th October, 1974
Front Inscription

This plaque commemorates the Golden Jubilee of acquisition of the Altona Railway by the Victorian Government on behalf of the Railway Department.

This occurred after protracted negotiations on 1st October 1924 after 36 years of intermittent use under private control from 8th September 1888, the date the railway officially opened.

Unveiled 5th October 1974

Source: MA,VMR
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