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Ceremonial Spade, Corio Shire Council, 1963 - 1993

Affixed are eight small plaques marking the occasions the spade was used for turning the sod.

  1. Centenary Hall 1963
  2. John Drysdale Library 1970
  3. Corio Leisuretime Centre
  4. Corio Leisuretime Centre Commemoration Tree 1974
  5. Seagull Paddock Commemoration Tree 1975
  6. Bell Park Sports Club 1978
  7. Operations Centre 1991
  8. Douro Street Recycling Transfer Station 1993 (obverse of spade)

Corio Shire Council

Parking Meter, City of Geelong, c.1960

Venner Park-O-Meter

Installed in Geelong city streets in 1961, the first 224 ‘POM’ units adorned Moorabool, Malop, Lt Malop and Ryrie Streets. Motorists appeared to readily accept the meters which provided a maximum of one hour parking for a shilling (equivalent to 10 cents).

Many professionals and business owners who were largely opposed to the scheme took the bus to work while some shoppers parked in fringe areas.

Willow cake tin, c.1915

Label inside tin reads 'Used in WW1, possibly more useful then.
These tins were made specifically so that a fruit cake could be baked
in the bottom section in the usual way; then, when cold, the lid was
put on, and the whole tin wrapped in calico and sewn up securely.
It was addressed to the soldier or sailor or airman who would share
it with his mates when he received it (in return for theirs when
they did.) In tropical areas they were often mouldy by the time
the troops received them (during WW2) so was not the most
popular item they were sent!!'