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20-October-1938 : Unveiling by William Morris Hughes (State Library of New South Wales)
20-October-1938 : Unveiling by William Morris Hughes (State Library of New South Wales)

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The plaque commemorates centenary of the township of North Sydney. 

The plan of the township was approved by Governor Gipps and gazetted as St. Leonards on the 10th October 1838 and was changed to North Sydney on the 9th September 1893.

TO THE EDITOR OF THE HERALD. Sir — Municipal Council of North Sydney has placed a tablet in the grounds of the Town Hall which records amongst other statements respecting North Sydney that "The site was gazetted as St Leonards on October 10, 1838." It is not clear why the date of publication of the Government Gazette has been chosen for the inscription, when the perusal of the contents of the journal would have revealed the Colonial Secretary's notification of October 9, 1838. containing the Governors approval of the site. I am, etc., P. C. MOWLE.
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 20 October 1938.


Address:Miller & McLaren Streets, North Sydney Council Civic Centre, North Sydney, 2060
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.834722
Long: 151.2075
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape


Front Inscription

To Commemorate The Centenary Of The
     Township Of North Sydney. 
The Plan Of The Township Was Approved
        By Governor Gipps
The Site Was Gazetted As St. Leonards
       On October 10, 1838.
The Name Was Changed To North Sydney
        On September 9, 1893.
   Municipality of North Sydney
       J. S. Stanton  Mayor

K.G.H.R.  L. Fitzpatrick  Town Clerk

Source: MA,H
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