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The plaque commemorates the centenary of the Bogan Shire from 1906 to 2006. 

Bogan Shire is a Local government area in the Orana region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Mitchell and Barrier highways and its only significant town is Nyngan. The Municipality of Nyngan was proclaimed on February 17, 1891 with Nyngan having a population of 1355, and in 1906 the Bogan Shire was incorporated. The Bogan Shire Council and the Nyngan Municipal Council amalgamated in 1972.



Address:Nymagee Street (Mitchell Highway), next to Mid-State Shearing Shed Rest Area, Nyngan, 2825
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.562669
Long: 147.197687
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:03-December-1906
Actual Event End Date:02-December-2006


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 2nd December, 2006
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This plaque commemorates the Centenary of the Bogan Shire
3rd December 1906 - 2nd December 2006

Unveiled by John Hoare OAM Bogan Shire President (1981 - 1991)
2nd December 2006

A time capsule lies beneath to be opened on 2nd December 2056

R. L. Donald     R. E. Campbell
Mayor               General Manager    

Original Council Members 1906    Current Council Members 2006
A. Scott - First President                R. L. Donald  Mayor
J. J. Smith                                      J. E. Hempstead OAM Deputy Mayor
J. Robinson                                    L. H. Dutton
J. H. Thomas                                 J. E. Elias
J. Frey                                           H. J. Griffiths
G Shaw (Clerk)                              I. M. Hamblin
                                                      D. J. Hughes
                                                      E. M. McLaughlin
                                                      E. L. Tolhurst
                                                      R. E. Campbell (General Manager)

Source: MA
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