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Railway Centenary Plaque : 03-January-2009
Railway Centenary Plaque : 03-January-2009

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The plaque commemorates the centenary of railway services to Cootamundra.

Contracts were let in 1877 for construction of a temporary timber station building, goods shed, and Station Master’s residence, with Cootamundra station opening on 1 November 1877. The line from Harden to Cootamundra was opened by Mr. John Lackey, Minister for Justice & Education, who, along with the Commissioner for Railways, John Rae and other dignitaries, led a procession through Cootamundra before attending a banquet and ball in the newly constructed goods shed. (Forsyth, 1989).


Address:Hovell Street, Cootamundra Railway Station , Cootamundra, 2590
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.641076
Long: 148.030281
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1877
Approx. Event End Date:1977


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 1st November, 1977
Front Inscription

1877     1977

Public Transport Commission of New South Wales

This plaque was unveiled by His Excellency the Governor Sir Roden Cutler VC, KCMG, KCVO, CBE, KStJ.

To commemorate the centenary of railway services to Cootamundra on 1 November, 1977.

Alan S. Reiher                     Chief Commissioner
The Hon. Peter Cox M.L.A. Minister for Transport and Highways
T. W. Sheahan                     Member for Burrinjuck
K. Jones                              Station Master

Source: HNSW, MA
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