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Plaque commemorates his services as park trustee.

The Harbour Foreshores Vigilance Committee with William Albert Notting as Secretary was formed in November 1905 with the object of taking united action in requesting the Crown to resume portions of the Foreshores of Vaucluse and Parsley Bays. The Committee would also turn its attention to the northern shores of the harbour. William Notting was a tireless campaigner against the alienation of harbour foreshore lands and had been agitating for the resumption of land at Parsley Bay since 1900. The eventual amount of land resumed for public use at Parsley Bay in 1906 disappointed the Vigilance Committee and Notting urged that steps must be taken to prevent Sydney Harbour becoming a private lake commenting that it is little better than a pond in a privately owned paddock.

"The life of Mr. W. A. Nottlng was devoted not to social benefit or personal advancement, but to securing as a heritage for the people the harbor foreshores that now belong to them," said Mr. T. M. Shakespeare, M.L.C., this afternoon, before unveiling the bronze tablet to Mr. Notting's memory in Nielsen Park. "Mr. Notting," he added, "made a fight to win back that which had unthoughtfully been lost. He formed a harbor vigilance committee in 1904. Forty-four years ago he rose to the position of commodore of the Port Jackson fleet."
Sun (Sydney, NSW), 12 March 1927.


Address:Greycliffe Avenue, Nielsen Park, Vaucluse, 2030
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.851389
Long: 151.268333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th March, 1927
Source: H,MA
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