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26-November-2014
26-November-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown / Graeme Saunders

A water pond commemorates Hugh Linaker who as the curator undertook the majority of the development work of Alexandra Gardens which began in 1901. 

Hugh Linaker was a leading landscape gardener in Victoria. He was employed for many years at the Department of Mental Hygiene and designed the grounds and gardens of every mental asylum in the State. Shortly before his retirement from the public service he was asked to undertake the landscape work for the Shrine and Kings Domain projects. The Pioneer Womens Memorial gardens in Melbourne were entirely his conception. He died in 1938 at the age of 66. 

Monument characteristics :

A triangular shaped water pond with the design resembling a bunch of flowers with a high rear wall of random rock construction and a bronze plaque. 

Location

Address:Vincent Street, Alexandra Gardens, Ararat, 3377
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.280308
Long: 142.931858
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Architecture

Dedication

Front Inscription

To the memory of Hugh Linaker

Designer and Curator of Alexandra Gardens

An Honoured Officer of the Council
1901-1912

Source: MA,RUMV,VMR
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