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Tessa : 20-September-2014
Tessa : 20-September-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

Statue of Tessa commemorates the money raised for the Guide Dog Movement during her 11 years association.

Tessa was the guide dog of Mrs Jean Dowsett of Stockton, Public Relations Officer for the Guide Dog Movement in the Hunter Valley. Tessa died in 1971. Between the years 1958 and 1971, Tessa, along with her blind owner Mrs. Jean Dowsett, would visit the passenger ferry wharf at Stockton seeking donations for the blind. The $45,000 raised by Mrs. Dowsett and Tessa was a world record at the time for fundraising by a single dog and its owner. The Stockton Lions Club carried out Mrs Dowsett`s wish that a memorial be erected to Tessa.

Location

Address:Mitchell & Clyde Streets, Lynn Oval, Stockton, 2295
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.912282
Long: 151.786418
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals
Approx. Event Start Date:1958
Approx. Event End Date:1971

Dedication

Front Inscription

                   TESSA
                 1958-1971
                In memory of 
STOCKTONS' GOLDEN GUIDE DOG
During her 11 years association with
Mrs Jean Dowsett $45,000 was raised
     for the Guide Dog Movement
   Erected by Lions Club of Stockton

Source: H,MA,NRUM
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