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 A plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Geelong-Ballarat mail. 

The Geelong Ballarat rail line was officially opened on 10th April 1862. This line was built to a high standard by the Victorian Railways, with double track provided throughout, stone station buildings at all of the initial stations, a number of stone bridges for roads that crossed the line, and the 1,450-foot (440 m) Moorabool Viaduct over the river of the same name. This line remained the only way from Ballarat to Melbourne until 1889 when the current direct line was complete

Location

Address:Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Railway Station, Ballarat, 3350
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.558422
Long: 143.859456
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:10-April-1862
Actual Event End Date:10-April-2012

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 10th April, 2012
Source: MA
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