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Plaque commemorates the centenary of the Prospect Recreation Grounds which were developed into the Prospect Oval and Memorial Gardens.

The people of Prospect were probably in a happier mood on Saturday than the residents of any of the other suburbs, for sixteen and a half acres of splendidly situated ground, which is to be inalienably set apart and dedicated as a recreation ground for the benefitt of the residents of the district, was declared open by the Premier. The proceedings, owing to the presence  of some 1,500 school children, were particularly picturesque, the remarks of the various gentlemen were of joyful strain, and all went merry as a marriage bell.

The small army of children, who evidently realized what a boon the ground will be to them, cheered their little hearts out. They cheered the Premier and the several speakers, the District Council and the advisory committee, Mr. Neale, the Head Master of the Nailsworth School, and if they had only got half a hint they would have cheered the photographer who took their picture no fewer than three times.
South Australian Register (Adelaide), 4 July 1898.
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Location

Address:Menzies Crescent, Prospect, 5082
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.885646
Long: 138.599727
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Local
Actual Event STart Date:02-July-1898
Actual Event End Date:02-July-1998

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 2nd July, 1998
Front Inscription
                         THE CITY OF PROSPECT
This  Plaque  was  erected  to  commemorate  the

100th Anniversary of the Prospect Recreation

Grounds  which were developed   into   the

Prospect Oval and Memorial Gardens.

                 MAYOR FRANK STOCK

                    2 July 1998 

Source: MA
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