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This is probably the chip heater restored by Harold Tompkins and donated by him. It was one of over 200,000 manufactured at W.E. Cash’s Coburg factory.
worn by G. Impey AWM website: Australian Women’s League (AWL) ‘was a patriotic voluntary organisation committed to raising funds for the war effort and to giving practical support to military personnel within Australia.’
owned by Beryl Plumridge
The plaque was originally intended for the Murray Road Bridge. The Murray Road Bridge is of state historical and architectural significance. With the Newlands Street Bridge it is one of a pair of bluestone bridges constructed by prison labour in Coburg and is situated within the immediate vicinity of the Pentridge Prison. The bridge has one of five largest spans of stone bridges built in Australia, of which at least three survive. (VHR)
Erected by the Penal Department A.D. 1871 George Oliphant Duncan Inspector General
Detail from page 1 of New Tram Estate brochure, May 1941, showing a photograph of the West Coburg tram terminus (where Melville Road meets Bell Street).
Blue on white paper.
coburg west, trams, melville road
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