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19-March-2016 (Sandra Brown)
19-March-2016 (Sandra Brown)

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Mount Keira Northern Lookout commemorates the 100th anniversary of Rotary International in 2005 and 75 years of partnership with the City of Wollongong. 

In 2005, the Summit Park refurbishment provided an opening up of magnificent vistas of the coastal plain from Kiama to Sydney, and is managed as an annex of the Wollongong Botanic Garden. It contains 9.4 hectares of land and it is a major tourist destination, many visitors to Wollongong climbing the Ken Ausburn Track. 

Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. It is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference.

The first Rotary Club was formed when attorney Paul P. Harris called together a meeting of three business acquaintances in downtown Chicago, at Harris' friend Gustave E. Loehr's office in the Unity Building on Dearborn Street on February 23, 1905.

Location

Address:Queen Elizabeth Drive, Mount Keira Summit Park , Mount Keira , 2500
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.40249
Long: 150.857102
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1905
Approx. Event End Date:2005

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 24th March, 2005
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                          Wollongong
                      City Of Innovation


The Mount Keira Northern Lookout

             was officially opened by
The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor Councillor Alex Darling
                            and
The President of the Rotary Club of Wollongong Inc., Mr Wal Jenkins
to mark the 100th Anniversary of Rotary International and
75 years of partnership with the City in service to the community
                      24 March 2005

     Cr Alex Darling       Rod Oxley PSM
     Lord Mayor              General Manager 
     Rotary Club of Wollongong Inc.
                     D9750

 
Source: MA
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