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23-January-2020
23-January-2020

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The Historic Electric Lighting Plant and Tamworth Municipal Electric Showroom were rebuilt and restored by the Peel-Cunningham County Council to commemorate the first municipal electric street lighting in Australia which commenced at the site on 9 November 1888. 

Location

Address:216 Peel Street, Tamworth Powerstation Museum, Tamworth, 2340
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.087166
Long: 150.926909
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event Start Date:09-November-1888
Actual Event End Date:09-November-1988

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 9th November, 1988
Front Inscription

Plaque:
TAMWORTH POWERSTATION MUSEUM

HISTORIC ELECTRIC LIGHTING PLANT 
And First
TAMWORTH MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC SHOWROOM
Rebuilt And Restored By Peel-Cunningham County Council

To Commemorate The First Municipal Electric Streetlighting
In Australia, Which Commenced At This Site
On 9th November, 1888
- Opened By -
FRANK BRADY A.M., F.I.E. AUST.,
Chairman - General Manager - 1978 To 1988
The Electricity Commission Of New South Wales
9th November, 1988

Ald. R.A. Walsh, M.B.E.,              P.Newman
Chairman                                      General Manager 


Plaque:
TAMWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL
FIRST ELECTRIC LIGHTING PLANT
The Switch Lighting In This Town
With Electric Light Was Unlocked
- BY- 
Lady Mayoress Elizabeth Piper 
9Th November 1888

Jas. Piper                 C. Harrison
Mayor                       A.Whiffen
                            Electricl Engineers
 

 


 

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