Coburg City Hall

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Location 90 Bell Street, Coburg, Moreland - Victoria, Australia
Type buildings
Description

Hall and foundation stone

Sixty years of rapid progress has been the lot of the municipality of Coburg. From a bush outpost on the Sydney Road, with a a population of about 250, it has grown until on Saturday it was proclaimed a city by His Excellency the Governor. Two important events were combined. Coupled with the proclamation of the city was the laying of the foundation stone at the new municipal buildings and the soldiers memorial hall. After he had proclaimed the municipality a city, the Earl of Stradbroke was presented with an address and in his reply His Excellency said that one of the first things a visitor to Australia was stuck with was the care taken in the towns and cities to provide for the future welfare of residents.

The Earl of Stradbroke then laid the foundation stone of the memorial hall, and the mayor of the city (Councillor Cash) laid the foundation stone of the municipal buildings.
Argus (Melbourne), 3 April 1922.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 1 April 1922
Inscription

THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THIS
BUILDING ERECTED IN HONOR OF
THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT
WAR 1914-1918 WAS LAID BY

HIS EXCLELLENCY THE RT. HON
EARL OF STRADBROKE

KC.M.C., C.B., C.V.G., C.B.E.
ON THE 1ST APIRL 1922

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