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Howard Hitchcock (31 March 1866 – 22 August 1932) was a mayor of the City of Geelong in Victoria, Australia from 1917 to 1922, and a member of the Victorian Legislative Council from 1925 until 1931. He was also a philanthropist who organised the funding and construction of Australia's Great Ocean Road.[1] A trust to raise money for the work on the section between Eastern View and Apollo Bay had Councillor Hitchcock as its president.[2] His plan was that the Great Ocean Road would be built by returned soldiers as a memorial to all those who were killed in World War I.[3]

The Hitchcock memorial wall on the Great Ocean Road, near Mount Defiance, Lorne, Victoria (1930).

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  1. Geelong Foundation web site - "Benefactors: The Philanthropist Howard Hitchcock", retrieved 4 July 2006.
  2. Barwon Heads web site - "The Great Ocean Road", retrieved 4 July 2006.
  3. Visit Geelong web site - "Historic Characters", retrieved 4 July 2006.
  4. Australian Dictionary of Bibliography Online - "Hitchcock, Howard (1866 - 1932)", retrieved 4 July 2006.







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