Altona’s Post Office Celebrates 50 Years

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June 4, 2019
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Altona’s Post Office Celebrates 50 Years

Mr M Lee handing over the keys to Mr R Scott

While the postal service in Altona commenced on March 15 1918, the current building opened its doors to the customers of Altona on Thursday July 10 1969.

The Post Office was official opened, that day, by Mr Merv Lee, the Federal Member for Lalor who officially handed over the keys to the Postmaster Mr Ron Scott. Present at the opening ceremony included: Mayor (City of Altona) Cr Les Crofts, Crs Pat Burns, Doug Grant, Pat Lynch and Harry Weaver, PMG’s Public Relations Office Mr Metcalfe, Director of Posts and Telegraphs Mr G N Smith and Hon. A W Knight, Legislative Council member of Melbourne West. The Post Office building was built by local building firm H & L Weaver Pty Ltd.

Happy 50th Anniversary.

For more details of the Altona Post Office: https://alhs.com.au/local-history/altona-post-office/