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The monument commemorates John Graham Weir M.B.E. for his services to the community.

John and his wife settled permanently in a Kurnell fishing cottage. Turning his hand to many things, he fished, harvested seaweed, organically grew vegetables, milked cows for his neighbours and began a poultry farm, all the time working at the Bunnerong Power House and commuting on his BSA Bantam motor bike.

He later went to work as Public Relations Officer at AOR and threw himself into community work in his spare time. He wrote and produced the Kurnell Village Newsletter on an old gestetner copier and then personally delivered it. For more than 25 years he was President of the Kurnell Progress Association and involved in most other local community organisations. In 1970 he received Sutherland Shire Council's first Citizen of the Year Award, and in 1971 was further recognised with an MBE for his community work. From 1971 to 1974 he served as an Independent Councillor on the Council. He died in March 1998.


Address:Captain Cook Drive & Torres Street, Kurnell, 2231
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.011077
Long: 151.210004
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 26th March, 2001
Front Inscription

John Graham Weir M.B.E.  J.P.

Born at Rockdale, 18th October 1919
Resided at Kurnell from 1945 to 26 March 1998

This monument is dedicated to keep alive the memory of John Graham Weir.

First Sutherland Shire Citizen Award 1970

He received an M.B.E. in 1971 in recognition for his valuable contribution to Kurnell and the wider community of the Sutherland Shire.

His leadership was invaluable to many Shire organisations.

He lives in the hearts of those who knew his worth.

Plaque :

This monument and time capsule was funded by the community and industries of Kurnell and unveiled by the Mayor of Sutherland Shire Clr. Tracie Sonda on 26 March 2001.

To be opened on 26 March 2051

Source: MA
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