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OShea Fountain
OShea Fountain

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A fountain erected by family members commemorates the pioneer settlers Timothy & Catherine O`Shea and the centenary of exploration of the Northern Territory 1860 -1960.

In 1909, Timothy and Catherine (O’Keefe) O`Shea arrived in Port Darwin ready to start prospecting for gold. They found their way to Pine Creek where they built a home and pegged down the rights to the Enterprise Mine. O`Shea then went on to build a billiard saloon, a hotel and worked on the railway line from Pine Creek to Emungalan from 1917 to 1926.

Location

Address:O`Shea Terrace, O`Shea Park, Katherine, 0850
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -14.462786
Long: 132.260222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Approx. Event Start Date:1860
Approx. Event End Date:1960

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1960
Front Inscription
THIS FOUNTAIN WAS ERECTED BY THEIR FAMILY TO  THE MEMORY OF   TIMOTHY AND  CATHERINE O`SHEA
EARLY SETTLERS OF THE DISTRICT AND TO COMMEMORATE THE NORTHERN TERRITORY  CENTENARY
               1960
Source: MA
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