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18-February-2019 [Sandra Brown]
18-February-2019 [Sandra Brown]

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The McKenna Memorial Drive commemorates the services of the McKenna Family to the Shire of Kyneton.

In 1864, Martin McKenna was elected mayor of the borough of Kyneton. When Kyneton became a shire in 1865 he was its first president and remained a councillor till 1907. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly for the Kyneton Boroughs in March 1868, and held the seat as a moderate protectionist until he retired in March 1874. In the Legislative Council he contested the North-Western Province in 1881 without success. He later held the post of returning officer for elections to the Legislative Assembly. He was also a justice of the peace.

Several members of the family carried on his civic interests in Kyneton. 


Address:Mollison Street, Botanic Gardens, McKenna Memorial Drive, Kyneton, 3444
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.254534
Long: 144.452105
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Roadway
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 30th August, 1965
Front Inscription


This plaque commemorates the service of the McKenna Family to the Shire of Kyneton

Martin McKenna  1865 - 1872  1882 - 1907
Martin Patrick McKenna  1907 - 1944
Gerald James McKenna 1936 - 1949
Gerald George McKenna 1945 - 1965

Unveiled on the 30th August 1965 by Cr. G. G. McKenna Shire President, a grandson of Cr. M. McKenna, the first Shire President


Right Side Inscription
McKenna Memorial Drive
Source: MA, ADB
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