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26-March-2015
26-March-2015

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Truscott Reserve was named in honour of John Thomas Percival Truscott, an active community member and former Mayor of Eaglehawk.  John Truscott died in 1954 at California Gully. 

A plaque on the gates of the reserve also pays tribute to L.W. Galvin M.L.A. and his wife for their generosity and assistance in the development of the reserve.   

Mr. Percy Truscott, of California Gully, near Bendigo, died yesterday after a long illness. Mr. Truscott was a former mayor of Eaglehawk and was an active community worker. Truscott Reserve, which includes California Gully baths, was named in his honor, and his barber shop was a landmark from the goldmining days. 
The Argus (Melbourne), 8 April 1954.

Location

Address:Murdock and Esler Streets, California Gully, 3556
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.730698
Long: 144.256802
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1954
Front Inscription
TRUSCOTT RESERVE
Left Side Inscription

TO TESTIFY TO THE
GRATITUDE OF THE PEOPLE 
OF THIS DISTRICT FOR THE 
GENEROSITY AND ASSISTANCE 
OF HON
L W GALVIN MLA
AND HIS WIFE FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT OF THIS RESERVE 

              1954 
 

Right Side Inscription

       IN MEMORY OF
JOHN THOMAS PERCIVAL 
     TRUSCOTT J P 
WHOSE INITIATIVE AND 
PUBLIC SPIRIT INSPIRED
THE BUILDING OF THESE 
BATHS AND THE LAYING
OUT OF THIS RESERVE 

A MAN OF VISION
         1954 

Source: MA
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