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LAMP POST OUTSIDE CORIO HOTEL
STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE
The lamp post on the pavement in front of the Corio Hotel has association with early gas industry in Geelong and the move to light the streets in 1861.
The cast iron lamp and lantern of delicate modeled ironworks is of unknown date, but a rare survivor of the earliest form of street lighting in Geelong. The lamp is of the great aesthetic interest.
RECOMMENDATIONS: PROTECTIVE MEASURES
Geelong Regional Commission Register
Brownhill, W. R. - A History of Geelong and Corio Bay, Wilke & Co., Melbourne, 1955, pp. 495, 585-589.
Geelong Advertiser - For a description of the Geelong Gas Company - 30 September 1861 report of lighting the Streets of Geelong for the first time
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