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01-January-2015
01-January-2015

Photographs supplied by John Huth
A park commemorates Jack Philip McKinney who was the first resident of Cambridge Road, Surfers Paradise, and was also a journalist,  miner, drover, soldier, and author.

Location

Address:Gold Coast Highway & Clifford Street, Surfers Paradise, 4217
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.005719
Long: 153.427864
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Arts

Dedication

Front Inscription

JACK PHILIP McKINNEY PARK

Plaque :

This Park Was Dedicated In Memory Of
JACK PHILIP McKINNEY
1891 - 1966
Mr. McKinney Was The First Resident Of Cambridge Road, Surfers Paradise.  A Journalist, Miner, Drover, Soldier, Author, Philosopher And Family Man.  He Was The First Surfers Paradise Author To Have Works Published Internationally.
A Leading Citizen Of Surfers Paradise From 1932 - 45, He Wrote Novels, Radio Plays, Short Stories And A Profoundly Original Philosophical Study Of The Course And Problems Of Western Thought.
Much Of His Writing Took Place At His Home Near To The Park.
His Books And This Park Stand As His Monument.
Remember Him Here Under The Trees He Knew.

Source: MA
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