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5-September-2011 (Graeme Saunders)
5-September-2011 (Graeme Saunders)

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Two gateway pillars were erected as a tribute to Howard Hitchcock, Mayor of Geelong 1917-1922.

Howard Hitchcock was one of Geelong`s most public spirited citizens from a family noted for its benefactions to worthy causes. Howard was born and raised in Geelong and spent his entire life in this town. His principal calling was as a retailer and he owned and directed one of the region`s largest department stores, Bright and Hitchcock.

Howard was generous with his time and money to the Yarra Street Methodist Church and other groups. His greatest contribution to Geelong came with his entry to local government and becoming five times mayor from 1917 to 1922.


Address:Gordon Street, Johnstone Park, Geelong, 3220
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.145859
Long: 144.357205
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local
Approx. Event Start Date:1917
Approx. Event End Date:1922
Link: http://adb.anu.edu.au/


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 10th September, 1925
Left Side Inscription

Non Ignotae Civitatis Municeps" (A Citizen Of No Mean City)

This Stone Was Laid On
10th Sept. 1925
The Hon. H.S.W. Lawson M.L.A.
Premier Of Victoria

Right Side Inscription

The Citizens` Tribute
The Hon. Howard Hitchcock
C.M.G., O.B.E., M.L.C.,
Mayor of Geelong 1917-1922

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