A DETAILED HISTORY from the database ...
TELEGRAPH PARK - EUROA
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Euroa April 2018
AFTER four years of planning and construction a new park is nearing completion in Euroa. The park has been built on the vacant block at the back of Euroa Post Office in Brock Street.
The last building on this land was the manual telephone exchange building which was constructed in 1954, it was demolished in late 2003 and remained vacant until recently, with the land still under the ownership of Telstra. Prior to 1954 the telephone exchange was housed in the Euroa Post Office building. The rapid growth of telephone usage in the Euroa District required more room for the Exchange.
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ABOUT the PROJECT
In 2014 local winemaker Jenny Houghton had contact with Telstra over their desire to commemorate World War 1.
The land was top of the agenda and after a number of discussions the land was offered to Ms Houghton.
Telstra made it clear that the land was to be used for a World War 1 memorial.
Ms Houghton had further discussions with local War historian Jeff Starkey who had compiled the names of 1155 men and 10 females who had volunteered during World War 1.
All these volunteers had links with the shires of Euroa and Violet Town.
The towns of Euroa, Violet Town and Strathbogie anchored the region where only 7500 people resided.
Mr Starkey had worked on the precision of this history for many years and has documented the history on each of the volunteers.