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A monument commemorates the services of Joseph Bercini Junior to Branxton and District.

Saturday marked a memorable event in the history of the little township of Branxton when a public memorial, erected in memory of the late Mr. Joseph Bercini, jnr., was unveiled by Mr. C H. Dight, late member for Singleton, in the presence of a large assemblage of town and district residents, who had gathered together for the purpose of showing their respect for and appreciation of the merits and unselfish and devoted labours one who had been reared and lived and died amongst them. As a private citizen and as secretary of the Branxton Progress Committee, the late Mr. Bercini succeeded in doing a vast amount of good for the town and district, and upon his lamentable demise movement was initiated with the view of perpetuating in a fitting manner the name of such a public-spirited benefactor.

Accordingly an influential and representative committee was formed and grateful to him as a public benefactor and full of admiration for the splendid qualities and of the example he had set, the residents of Branxton and surrounding districts liberally subscribed towards the movement, which enabled the committee to decide upon the erection of a beautiful memorial in Branxton Park, the dedication of which the late Mr. Bercini was instrumental in bringing about.
The Maitland Weekly Mercury (NSW),  25 November 1905. 


Address:John Rose Avenue, Branxton, 2335
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.654954
Long: 151.351473
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Monument Designer:Browne (Maitland, NSW)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 18th November, 1905
Front Inscription

    By The Residents
Branxton And District
To Perpetuate The Memory
   Joseph Bercini Jr

Who In Life Labored Earnestly
For The Welfare And Advancement
Of The Town And District.

   Nov. 18th 1905.
  Browne       Maitland


Source: MA
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