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Rooks Walk : 02-December-2012
Rooks Walk : 02-December-2012

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Plaque commemorates the wall and lookout towers built by the community. 

On November 27 1918, which was a public holiday, Mount Gambier had its greatest ever working bee. 800 tradesmen and labourers , 300 women who supplied the food , as well as vegetables donated by Chinese market gardeners , encouraged by 700 visitors and 650 school children constructed three wooden look-outs over the three Lakes and virtually completed a stone wall ten chains long and ten to fourteen feet high.

Location

Address:Bay Road (Riddoch Highway) , Between Blue Lake & Leg of Mutton Lake, Mount Gambier, 5290
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.843317
Long: 140.773683
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Actual Event STart Date:27-November-1918
Actual Event End Date:27-November-1918
Monument Designer:Eve Knight

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 27th November, 1981
Front Inscription

THIS PLAQUE UNVEILED ON 27TH NOVEMBER 1981 BY HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR, MR A.L.SEALEY TO COMMEMORATE THE BUILDING OF THIS WALL AND LOOKOUT BY THE CITIZENS OF MOUNT GAMBIER AND DISTRICT DURING THE COMMUNITY WORKING BEE OF NOVEMBER THE 27TH 1918. CHAIRMAN ARTHUR ROOK ARCHITECT EVE KNIGHT

Source: MA,NRUM
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