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03-May-2015
03-May-2015

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A lake commemorates Dr. W. W. Spencer, one of the founders of Machattie Park. Walter Spencer was leading medical practitioner in Bathurst and an active speculator in property and mining ventures.

Machattie Park was the original site of the Bathurst Gaol. It was at the instigation of Dr Machattie, Dr Spencer and Mrs Munro,  the wife of the bank manager,  that the gaol be removed and the site set apart for a public reserve. 

Location

Address:George & Russell Streets, Lake Spencer, Machattie Park, Bathurst, 2795
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.418037
Long: 149.576995
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Natural Feature
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1890
Front Inscription

This Lake Records The Services Of
Dr. W. W. SPENCER
A Good Citizen And One Of The
Founders Of Machattie Park
              1890 

Source: MA,H
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