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Mr Hubert Opperman at centenary celebrations in Melton Victoria



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MR, HUBERT OPPERMAN AT CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS IN MELTON. VICTORIA,

The Federal Minister for Shipping and Transport, '

Mr, Hubert Opperman, was one of the official guests at t h e . ; ·

celebrations in Melton Victoria today to mark the centenary

of Local Government in the area. It was at Melton in 1912

where a Mr. George Blake first taught Hubert Opperman to

ride a bicycle. Oppy was then a boy of eight and his father

conducted a butcher shop in Melton. There was no indication

at that time that Oppy would be one of the greatest . .

cyclists the world has known. ' - ,

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