Historical information

The new Post and ·Telegraph Office at Orbost was completed in 1898
This clock was presented by Mr A Cooper to the Postal Dept.in 1899 for erection outside the local post office. The clock arrived in Orbost on Monday 5th June 1899 in the charge of Captain Mortimer of the schooner Orbost. Before the clock could be placed in position permission had to be obtained from the postal department headquarters, and Mr Cooper nominated the appointment of Messrs W. Gluth Snr, J. Watt and H. James as a committee to take charge of the clock on behalf of the people of Orbost. In a letter to Mr Gluth at that time, Mr Cooper said, " If the people of Orbost receive this clock in the same goodwill in which it is given I shall be exceedingly pleased."
Mr Alfred Cooper built the Orbost Club Hotel in the early 1890's.
Captain Mortimer skippered the Schooner Orbost between Marlo and Melbourne until it was wrecked in 1904


This clock is a significant part of Orbost's history.

Physical description

A metal clock from the Orbost Post Office. It is circular with black Roman numerals. It is open with no cover.