60 years as a city

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CITY STATUS: Victorian Governor Sir Dallas Brookes (between the Aussie flags) declaring Wangaratta’s city status on April 15, 1959.

TODAY marks 60 years since Wangaratta was officially proclaimed a city.

A huge crowd turned out in Ford Street to witness Victorian Governor Sir Dallas Brookes make the declaration on April 15, 1959.

Over the past six decades the Rural City of Wangaratta has continued to grow – in population and stature – as a major hub of the North East.


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