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Dr Alexander Thomson Memorial : 20-09-2013
Dr Alexander Thomson Memorial : 20-09-2013

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The stone cairn commemorates the first Mayor of Geelong, Dr Alexander Thomson, and was presented to the city by the Municipality of Clarence in Tasmania.  Alexander Thomson lived in Tasmania before settling in Geelong.

Thomson was interested in the civic development of Geelong, of which city he was sometimes called the founder. He was the town's first mayor in 1851 and served again in 1855-57. He was a director of the Geelong-Melbourne Railway Co., whose line was completed in 1857.


Address:Ormond Road, Ormond Village, East Geelong, 3219
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.164846
Long: 144.380633
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Approx. Event Start Date:1850
Approx. Event End Date:1850


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 9th August, 1961
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Presented to the City of Geelong in honour of Dr. Alexander Thomson

Arrived Tasmania 1825

Emigrated to Victoria 1836

Pioneer and first Mayor of Geelong 9. 2. 1850

By the Municipality of Clarence, Tasmania on the occasion of its centenary 1960

Plaque :

This tablet was unveiled by the Deputy Chariman of the Municipality of Clarence J. W. Miley, Esq on August 9th, 1961.




Source: VMR,ADB, MA
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