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FORMER TELEGRAPH STATION

Location

83A RYRIE STREET GEELONG, Greater Geelong City

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Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number

H1527

Heritage Overlay Number

HO242

Level of Significance

Registered

Extent of Registration

NOTICE OF REGISTRATION As Executive Director for the purpose of the Heritage Act 1995, I give notice under section 46 that the Victorian Heritage Register is amended ... more

Statement of Significance

The former Telegraph Station in Geelong was built in 1857-8 by builders Patterson and Bell, after the telegraph line between Melbourne and Geelong was constructed in 1854-5. It was the centre of communications for Geelong and district for many years. The building replaced two earlier telegraph stations, the first being a portable building, the second a brick office in McKillop Street, with business transferred to the building in Ryrie Street in July ... more

Year Construction Started 1857
Architectural Style Victorian Period (1851-1901) Georgian
Heritage Act Categories Heritage place
Municipality GREATER GEELONG CITY

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