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A plaque erected by friends commemorates Isaac ("Ike") Thomlinson, a local eccentric musicman who died in 2014 at the age of 90. The plaque is installed on a picnic table overlooking the bay. 

Easily recognisable with his trademark Mexican hat with the ghetto blaster, Ike was born in Whitehaven in the Lake District in England.  He fought in the Second World War and was in one of the troops that landed on the beaches on D-Day. As a hydraulics engineer in the Sappers, Ike drove the bulldozers on the beaches and put up the Bailey Bridges. Later in the war he looked after POWs. For many years, Ike donned his colourful gear much to the delight of Wynnum residents and entertained many with a bit of a song and dance.

In honour of Ike's life, the local community came together at the Wynnum Central Market to help raise funds for Ike's funeral and give him the right send-off.


Address:Waterloo Esplanade, near Berrima Street, Wynnum, 4178
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.439011
Long: 153.175001
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 15th March, 2015
Front Inscription

Remembering our magical Ike

Wynnum's Mr. Music Man

Isaac Thomlinson

15.3.1924 - 18.7.2014

Music is the laughter of the soul

Source: MA
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