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A commemorative plaque marks the site of the first automatic telephone exchange in the Southern Hemisphere. It was unveiled on the 50th anniversary in 1962.
The plaque is located in Ryrie Street in the centre column of the building.
03-Feb-2017 : Sandra
I went looking for this plaque when I was in Geelong a few weeks ago, but to no avail. It definitely wasn't located on the centre column of the building, as mentioned in the website listing.
|Address:||Ryrie & Gheringhap Streets, Former Geelong Post Office, Geelong, 3220|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.148502|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||06-July-1912|
|Actual Event End Date:||06-July-1912|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 6th July, 1962|
The first automatic telephone exchange in the Southern Hemisphere was established in this building on the 6th July, 1912.
This commemorative plaque was unveiled by the Hon. Hubert F. Opperman O.B.E., M.P., Minister for Shipping & Transport. Federal Member for Corio, on the 50th anniversary, 6th July, 1962.