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Beckett Park Centenary Tower

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When Victoria celebrated its centenary in 1934, it was proposed that a tower be built in Beckett Park to commemorate this occasion. Initially, a tower costing 3000 pounds was proposed, but the Advance Balwyn League proposed a more practical option costing 800 pounds. Building commenced in April 1937, once the funds were raised, and the tower was officially opened in August 1937 by R. B Barnes, the Mayor of Camberwell.

 

 
Centenary Tower, 1939 

 

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