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Nehemiah Guthridge : 14-December-2011
Nehemiah Guthridge : 14-December-2011

Photographs supplied by Mark Riggs

The plaque and relief commemorates former mayor, Nehemiah Guthridge (1808 - 1878). 

The first mayor of Sale in 1863, he presented the idea of forming a lake out of the lagoon and he had a landscaping vision for Sale. Because of this vision, the lake was later named Lake Guthridge. Nehemiah died in 1878 before the project was completed.


Address:100 Foster Street, ESSO BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre , Sale, 3850
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.111761
Long: 147.065308
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Designer:Annemieke Mein


Front Inscription

Nehemiah Guthridge 1808 - 1878

Irish immigrant 1841.

Settled in Sale in 1862 as manager of the store for the Gippsland Hardware Company.

First Mayor of Sale and pioneer Gippsland shipper.

Established the first effective regular shipping service between Melbourne and the Gippsland Lakes.

Dedicated to town beautification, notably the Botanic Gardens and the lake that bears his name.

Bronze design bBy Annemieke Mein.


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