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Memorial erected in memory of `Paddy` Leahy, Mosman`s first estate agent; Alderman 1902-09; Mayor 1905-09.

After he died his charitable works were remembered and this monument erected. The business he started remains in its original premises on the corner of Raglan Street and Military Road. Local historian and Alderman "Jack" Carroll has also been remembered on the monument, as also is Leahy`s widow Ellen for her charitable work.

The proposed memorial to the late Alderman Leahy will shortly be in evidence in the shape of a drinking fountain, which will be erected on a site close to Mosman Town Hall. At a meeting of subscribers it was resolved that the fountain be erected, by consent of the municipality, in Myahgah-road; that of the plans and sections drawn by the competitors, Mr. M'Intosh's be adopted, and that the fountain be erected at a cost of £150. The inscription is to be: "Erected to the memory of Alderman Leahy, as a public tribute of respect and esteem."
Evening News (Sydney, NSW), 28 September 1909.


Monument Characteristics:
A sandstone memorial column and light occupying a prominent position on the corner of Myahgah Road and Military Road. It has carved floral motifs on the main shaft above marble inscription tablets and a marble bowl, all on stone pedestal. The memorial formerly incorporated a drinking fountain.

Location

Address:Myaghah Road , Civic Square, Mosman, 2088
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.824925
Long: 151.241177
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community
Monument Designer:Mr McIntosh

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:Circa 1909
Source: MA
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