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The plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the village of Dubbo in 1999 and is dedicated to the pioneers and those who followed. 

In 1846, due to the number of settlers in the area, the government decided to establish a courthouse, police station and lock-up in the Dubbo area. A constables residence was completed in 1847 and a wooden slab construction courthouse and lock-up in early 1848. By this time, the settlement had only four buildings; the constables residence, courthouse and lock-up, a store and an inn.

Due to the lack of title for the land, in 1848 the storekeeper, Jean Emile Serisier, organised a petition asking for a land sale of town allotments. The plan was presented to the colony's Surveyor General in May 1849 by surveyor G. Boyle White. The settlement was gazetted as a village in November 1849 with the first land sales taking place in 1850.


Address:Church & Macquarie Streets, In front of Rotunda, Dubbo, 2830
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.24692
Long: 148.601475
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:November-1849
Approx. Event End Date:November-1999


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 23rd November, 1999
Front Inscription
The 150th Anniversary of the 
Proclamation of the Village of Dubbo 
was commemorated this day 
  23 November 1999 
in the presence of His Excellency 
the Honourable GORDON SAMUELS AC 
Governor of New South Wales

This plaque is dedicated to Dubbo`s pioneers 
who began to shape the City and to the 
generations that followed contributing to the 
growth and development to the City of Dubbo

Councillor the Hon Gerald B Peacocke           Mr Tony Kelly PSM
Mayor                                                               General Manager 
Mr Anthony McGrane OAM MP                       Mrs Jill McCann
Member for Dubbo                                           Chairman Dubbo 150 Committee
Source: MA
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