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New Telegraph Park honours WWI volunteers

Monday, 30 April, 2018

The Rotary Club of Euroa, in conjunction with the Victorian Government, Strathbogie Shire Council, Telstra Corporation and local community groups and individuals, officially opened Telegraph Park on Sunday 29 April.

The new park is situated on what was previously vacant land next to the Telstra Exchange building on Brock Street, just off Euroa’s main street, and pays tribute to the 1165 volunteers from the district who served in World War I.

The 1165 names are inscribed on five honour boards in the park area, surrounded by a gorgeous new landscape, garden area, seating and a new public toilet block.

Telegraph Park was funded by an $80,000 grant from the State Government’s Victoria Remembers Program, over $200,000 contribution from Strathbogie Shire Council, nominal long term lease agreement from Telstra Corporation and fundraising from Rotary Club of Euroa and other generous community groups, businesses and individuals.

Jenny Houghton, owner of Maygars Hill Winery and instrumental member of the Telegraph Park Working Group, said she was blown away by the level of support from the community.

“It was so heart-warming to see so many members of our community were able to come out to commemorate our World War I volunteers,” she said.

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