Historic Post Office with clock tower, in the main street of Terang, western Victoria, Australia

Historic Post Office with clock tower, in the main street of Terang, western Victoria, Australia
Historic Post Office with clock tower, in the main street of Terang, western Victoria, Australia. The clock tower on the Post Office was financed by public subscription, the first time a clock tower on a Commonwealth building had been financed by public subscription.

Interestingly, another example of a Post Office with a clock tower financed by public subscription is the old Geelong Post Office This was also designed by JH Marsden of the Victorian Public Works Department. It was built in 1890, but the clock wasn't added until 1911. It was also financed by public subscription. It is a sign that there was considerable civic pride in Victoria that two such projects were financed in this way. July 2013.

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More info on Terang at Visit Terang.