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23-April-2019
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The plaque commemorates the 80th Anniversary of the railway in Wagga Wagga. 

In March 1874, the Department of Public Works, Railway Branch, issued a tender for extension of the Great Southern Railway from Goulburn to Wagga Wagga. A tender was subsequently accepted 1 October 1874.

Wagga Wagga station opened on 1 September 1879 as South Wagga Wagga when the Main South line was extended from Bomen. It served as the terminus until the line was extended to Gerogery on 1 September 1880. It was renamed Wagga Wagga on 1 March 1882.

Location

Address:Station Place, Wagga Wagga Railway Station, Wagga Wagga, 2650
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.120276
Long: 147.368502
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State
Actual Event Start Date:01-September-1879
Actual Event End Date:01-September-1959

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 1st September, 1959
Front Inscription

                          CITY 
                           of
                WAGGA WAGGA

This Commemorative Tablet Was Unveiled By
      NEAL McCUSKER ESQ. C. B. E.
         Commissioner For Railways
       On Tuesday 1st September 1959

In The Presence Of Parliamentary Representatives,
Aldermen Of The Wagga Wagga City Council,
Officers Of The Department Of Railways,
              And Citizens Of This City

TO MARK THE EIGHTIETH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE RAILWAY IN WAGGA WAGGA

Frank H. Burns                 Ivan J. Jack  
Town Clerk                        Mayor 

    

Source: MA
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