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Commemorative plaque marks the site of the first automatic telephone exchange in the Southern Hemisphere. The plaque was unveiled on the 50th anniversary in 1962.

The plaque is located in Ryrie Street in the centre column of the building.


Address:Ryrie & Gheringhap Streets, Former Geelong Post Office, Geelong, 3220
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.148502
Long: 144.357229
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Actual Event STart Date:06-July-1912
Actual Event End Date:06-July-1912


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 6th July, 1962
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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 and Transport, Federal Member for Corio, on the 50th anniversary, 6th July 1962

Source: VMR,RHSV
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