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A plaque commemorates the first meeting of the Richmond Municipal Council at the premises in 1856. 

On Friday last the first meeting of the Municipal Council of Richmond took place, at half-past seven o'clock, at the Star aud Garter Hotel, Richmond-road. The seven members of the Council-Messrs. Miller, Campbell, Burnley, P. Johnson, Little, H. St. John Clarke, and H. Johnson were present. A number of gentlemen, residents of Richmond, also attended to witness the inauguration of the Corporation. The members having taken their seats, proceeded to elect a Chairman to preside at their meetings, in conformity with the provisions of the Municipal institutions Act. 
Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Monday 5 May 1856. 


Address:Bridge Road & Waltham Street, Landes Warehouse Outlet (formerly Australia Hotel), , Richmond, 3121
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.818443
Long: 144.997192
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:02-May-1856
Actual Event End Date:02-May-1856


Front Inscription

This Plaque Was Affixed
To Commemorate The
Holding Of The First Meeting
Of The Richmond Municipal
Council In This Building
On The 2nd May, 1856.

G. J. O`Connell J.P. - Mayor
C. C. Eyres J.P. A.I.M.A. - Town Clerk

Source: MA,RHSV
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