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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} The Victorian Government's Act No. 821, Railway Construction Act 1884, authorised the construction of 59<ref>Some sources give this figure as 66.</ref> new railway lines. Created by the Minister for Railways, Thomas Bent,<ref>http://www.emelbourne.net.au/biogs/EM01222b.htm</ref> and passed on 12 December 1884, it became notorious for the excessive number of inner-city railways it created, and received the nickname "the Octopus Act". The depression of the 1890s soon rendered many of these lines unviable.


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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} The Victorian Government's Act No. 821, Railway Construction Act 1884, authorised the construction of 59<ref>Some sources give this figure as 66.</ref> new railway lines. Created by the Minister for Railways, Thomas Bent,<ref>http://www.emelbourne.net.au/biogs/EM01222b.htm</ref> and passed on 12 December 1884, it became notorious for the excessive number of inner-city railways it created, and received the nickname "the Octopus Act". The depression of the 1890s soon rendered many of these lines unviable.


Railway Construction Act 1884 sections
Intro  Implementation  See also  Sources  External links  

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