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The plaque commemorates the first centenary of the District Council of Meadows took place on the 17th October 1953. 

The Centenary of the District Council of Meadows will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 9th, when His Excellency the Governor, Sir Robert George, will unveil a Centenary Plaque, at 11.30 a.m., in Battunga Gardens, Meadows,t o be followed by a luncheon given to former Councillors. The public are cordially Invited to be present at Battunga Gardens to witness this historic ceremony. The District Council of Meadows was proclaimed in March 1953 by the amalgamation of the former District Councils of Clarendon, Kondoparinga, Macclesfield, and the greater portion of Echunga. Clarendon was proclaimed in November, 1853, and the other three Councils in October 1953, only a month or so after the adjoining District Council of Mitcham, which was the first Council in the State.
Southern Argus (Port Elliot, SA ), 29 October 1953.

Location

Address:Battunga Road, Battunga Park, Meadows, 5201
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.181856
Long: 138.756227
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Local
Approx. Event Start Date:1853
Approx. Event End Date:1953

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 9th November, 1953
Front Inscription

To Commemorate The First Centenary Of
THE DISTRICT COUNCIL OF MEADOWS
October 17 1953
Unveiled By His Excellency
Air Vice-Marshal
SIR ROBERT ALLINGHAM GEORGE
K.B.E.  C. B. M.C.
Governor of South Australia

Source: MA
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