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George V Memorial Gates-Left Side
George V Memorial Gates-Left Side

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Gates and park were erected in memory of King George V who died in 1936.

George V (3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.

The Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport, Colonel W. F. Bruxner, performed the official opening of the King V. Memorial. The occasion was marked by a procession, sports carnival and dance. The decision to establish a playing field as a memorial to the late King George was made last year and the initial appeal by the King George V. Memorial Association resulted in the collection of £600, which, subsidised pound for pound by the Government and with splendid assistance from the Municipal Council, enabled an ambitious programme to be put in hand. The district hockey and cricket associations had previously had the oval filled and levelled, a picket boundary fence constructed and a turf wicket put down. The work of improvement has been greatly enhanced by the King George Memorial Association in the past 12 months, the major work completed including the construction of memorial gates, the building of a grandstand and the provision of up-to-date sewered lavatory accommodation, in addition the placing area has been greatly improved and further improvements are contemplated.
The Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW), 18 November 1937.

Location

Address:Wentworth Street, King George V Park, Glen Innes, 2370
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.740833
Long: 151.733611
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gate
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 17th November, 1937
Left Side Inscription
THESE MEMORIAL GATES WERE ERECTED 
              ON BEHALF OF
THE CITIZENS OF GLEN INNES AND DISTRICT
                   BY THE 
KING GEORGE V MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION

              (Names) 
Right Side Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF
HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V.
These Gates Were Erected By
The Citizens Of Glen Innes And District.
Dedicated By
Lieut. Colonel The Hon M. F Bruxner
D.S.O., M.L.A              17-11-37
Source: MA
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