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Shire Jubilee Plaques : 22-October-2014
Shire Jubilee Plaques : 22-October-2014

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Two tablets commemorate the Jubilee of the Marong Shire. One tablet lists the names of the first councillors of 1864 while the other tablet lists the names of the current councillors at the time of the unveiling.

The jubilee of the Marong Shire was celebrated in a fitting manner at Marong on Wednesday. To commemorate the important event the Shire Council had prepared two handsome bronze tablets, which have been placed in position the outside wall on either side of the main entrance door to the Shire Hall, the front portico affording splendid shelter from the effects of the weather. They are headed with the inscription; -"To commemorate the Jubilee of the Shire of Marong. 1864-1914." "This tablet was unveiled by (name inserted) on the 23rd December, 1914." On one of the tablets is inscribed the names of the councillors and principal officers of the first Shire Council, 1864-1865. The other tablet contains the names of the councillors and principal officers of the present Shire Council, 1914-15.

Mr. T. J. Kyne, secretary, in giving a short outline of the records of the shire, states that the municipal history of Marong commenced with the formation of the Road District on the 27th August, 1861, and at an election held at Lockwood on the 16th September of that year. The Road Board District was proclaimed as the Shire of Marong on 23rd December, 1864, and Mr. Yeo, who at that time was chairman of the board, had the distinction of being the first president of the newly-created shire. The first meeting of the council was held on 29th December of the same year.
Bendigonian (Bendigo, Vic), 29 December 1914


Address:Calder Highway, Marong Shire Hall , Marong, 3515
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.736019
Long: 144.133507
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:23-December-1864
Actual Event End Date:23-December-2014


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 23rd December, 1914
Left Side Inscription

To Commemorate The Jubilee Of The 
This Tablet Was Unveiled On Dec 23rd 1914 
by Ex Cr Charles Yeo, President 1864-65
First Shire Council 
(names listed)
J. Paris       C.E. Barker
Secretary    Engineer


Right Side Inscription

To Commemorate The Jubilee Of The 

This tablet was unveiled on Dec 23rd 1914 
by Cr John Carter J.P. President 1914-15
Council 1914 -1915
(names listed)
J.T.Kyne J.P.   John Ride C.E.     J.Gray
Secretary           Engineer             Valuer

Source: VMR,RHSV, MA
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