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Oatley Town Clock : 24-04-2014
Oatley Town Clock : 24-04-2014

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The Oatley town clock, built as a tribute to the village's namesake, James Oatley. It was unveiled on 29 October 1983 to commemorate 150 years since James Oatley was first granted his original deed. The clock was designed by students from the School of Architecture at the University of New South Wales, under the direction of Clive Stevens.

Oatley is named after James Oatley, a convict clockmaker, who arrived in the colony in 1815 to serve a life sentence. When he was pardoned in 1821 he received several land grants, including 300 acres (121 hectares) near the Georges River in the area that later took his name.

Location

Address:Frederick Street & Oatley Avenue, Oatley, 2223
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.981076
Long: 151.080085
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Designer:School of Architecture University of NSW

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 29th October, 1983
Front Inscription
     JAMES OATLEY
COLONIAL CLOCKMAKER
     1769 - 1839
Back Inscription
ERECTED BY THE COMMUNITY
           OF OATLEY
DEDICATED BY ROBERT OATLEY
       29th OCTOBER 1983
Source: H, MA
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