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Landscaping and sandstone sculpture memorial in a garden setting commemorates deceased members of the Carlingford-Dundas Lions Club.

Each year, the Carlingford-Dundas Lions Club conducts a National Tree Planting Day BBQ for Parramatta City Council. At that BBQ back in 2002 in Upjohn Park, Dundas, a member of Council’s staff, on hearing of the death of Lion Reg Kline (which had occurred only a week or so previously) offered to put aside an area in the Park, where a tree could be planted and a plaque installed to commemorate Reg’s work during the 16 short months he had been a Lion. That offer was gratefully accepted and the tree and plaque were in place in December of that year.

Following the death of one of the Club’s greatest Lions, PDG Don Furnass, three years later, the Club commemorated his memory with a similar plaque and the planting of another tree. At the same time, by planting a third tree and unveiling a third plaque, we remembered eight other Lions, who had died while serving their community.

Unfortunately, over the years, the designated area became overgrown and the trees and the plaques became difficult to locate. In 2012 an approach was made to Council with a request for another more suitable site in the Park to be made available.


Address:Kirby Street, Upjohn Park , Rydalmere, 2116
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.808427
Long: 151.050113
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 25th July, 2013
Front Inscription

Carlingford Dundas 

Plaque :

In memory of Don Furnass
19 January 1930 - 3 March 2005
Member of the Lions Club of Carlingford - Dundas
District Governor 201 N5 1977 / 78

Plaque :

In memory of members of Carlingford - Dundas Lions Club Inc. who passed away whilst serving the community

Ted Tricker 1972, Kevin Paton 1979, Ray Clorley 1979, Alan Riddel 1983, Frank Simington 1983, Neil Hudson 1984, Bill Waartz 1991, Athol Angel 2002

Lions serving the community

Plaque :

In memory of Reg Kline
25 February 1945 - 22 July 2002
Member of the Lions Club of Carlingford - Dundas



Source: MA
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