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Plaque commemorates his many years of community service.

From his Housing Department home in Glebe, Mr Ridding repaired and donated an estimated 3000 used fridges to people in need, insisting on receiving nothing in return. He is considered one of Sydney's great characters and in 1999 was featured in a State Library of NSW exhibition, Sydney Eccentrics: A Celebration of Individuals in Society.

Mr Ridding, who died in 2001 at the age of 74, used the letters "GKN LLM" at the end of his name. They were a reference to his time at the Kenmore Psychiatric Hospital in Goulburn and stood for "Graduate of Kenmore Nuthouse, Legally and Lawfully Mad".


Address:132a St Johns Road, Glebe Community Gardens, Glebe, 2037
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.881175
Long: 151.187325
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 18th September, 2007
Front Inscription

 “In giving, he inspires us to give.”

Source: MA
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