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Ceremonial Ribbon - Country Roads Board, Opening of Calder Freeway, Niddrie, Victoria, 21 Apr 1972 Object Reg. No: HT 25880

Pale blue satin ribbon cut at the ceremony to mark the opening of the first section of the Calder Freeway, at Niddrie, Victoria, on Friday 21st April, 1972. The ceremony was presided over by The Hon Alan John Hunt, MLC, Minister for Local Government under the Bolte Liberal State Government. The ceremony was held at the Tullamarine Interchange near the south-west corner of Essendon Airport, where the Calder Freeway splits off from the Tullamarine Freeway, heading north-west to Kyneton, Bendigo and ultimately Mildura.

Councillor Graeme Fullarton represented the City of Keilor at the ceremony and keep half of the ribbon as a memento after the event.
Light blue satin ribbon measuring approximately 2 inches (50 mm) wide x 4.25 metres long. Rolled and tied with a narrow piece of white satin ribbon.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Graeme Fullarton, 2007
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 5 cm (Width), 425 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions when fully unfurled.

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Tagged with: roads, opening ceremonies, freeways
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Road Making & Maintenance
Tertiary Classification: freeways
Issued By: Country Roads Board of Victoria (CRB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21 Apr 1972
Issued To: Councillor Graeme Fullarton - City of Keilor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21 Apr 1972

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