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Queen Elizabeth Park : 02-December-2012
Queen Elizabeth Park : 02-December-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A park and entrance gates erected to commemorate the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Mount Gambier in February 1954.

Plans for entrance gates to the camping ground and lakes prepared by  the Municipal Engineer (Mr. A. R. Griffiths) provide for an archway over  the drive bearing the name "Queen Elizabeth Park."  Mr. Griffiths showed the plan to the Town Council at its special Budget session, when £300 was placed on the Budget for the gates. Mr. Griffiths said the two main pillars would be built of dressed pink dolomite, the two outer pillars of grey dolomite, the archway and two small footpath gates of steel. The main columns have electric light fittings.  Members of the Council were impressed with the plans.
Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA), 6 October 1953.

 

Location

Address:Riddoch Highway & Davison Drive, Queen Elizabeth Park, Mount Gambier, 5290
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.845494
Long: 140.769981
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial
Actual Event STart Date:26-February-1954
Actual Event End Date:26-February-1954
Monument Designer:Mr.A.R. Griffiths

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1954
Front Inscription

Queen Elizabeth Park  

Right Side Inscription

Erected in commemoration of the visit of Queen Elizabeth 11, Feb. 1954.

Source: MA
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