Dr. Walter W. SpencerPrint Page
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.
|Address:||George & Russell Streets, Lake Spencer, Machattie Park, Bathurst, 2795|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.418037|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Type:||Natural Feature|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1890|
This Lake Records The Services Of
Dr. W. W. SPENCER
A Good Citizen And One Of The
Founders Of Machattie Park