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01-January-2015
01-January-2015

Photographs supplied by John Huth

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.

Location

Address:Cavill Avenue, Cavill Park , Surfers Paradise , 4217
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.001814
Long: 153.427433
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1957
Front Inscription

             " 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
            R.S.P.C.A.
Surfers Paradise Life Saving Club
Plaque A Gift From Sutton`s Foundry Ipswich

Source: MA
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