Bronze memorial erected by public subscription in memory of "Matey" a homeless dog who lived in Surfers Paradise for twelve years. The memorial was restored and relocated from original position on the corner of Cavill Avenue and the Gold Coast Highway.
"Matey" befriended both locals and visitors and was known for walking home revellers from Jim Cavill’s hotel during the 1940s and 1950s.
|Address:||Cavill Avenue, Cavill Park , Surfers Paradise , 4217|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -28.001814|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1957|
" MATEY "
Friend Of Thousands Of Tourists
& Residents Of Surfers Paradise
For 12 Years Showed No Distinction
To Class, Colour Or Creed.
This Memorial Was Erected
By Residents And Visitors To
Surfers Paradise In 1957, The
Year Man Sacrificed A Dog In
Space To Help Make Safe The
Pathway To The Stars.
Proceeds In Aid Of
Surfers Paradise Life Saving Club
Plaque A Gift From Sutton`s Foundry Ipswich