Thomas ManifoldPrint Page
The clock tower was completed at a cost of approximately ₤1338 and was bequeathed to the city of Camperdown by Thomas Manifold who was killed in a hunting accident at Melton. The clock tower was erected in his memory.
Manifold stipulated in his will that ₤1000 be used to construct a clock tower and construction started in 1896. It is an 103 foot European styled tower and it is said that 2 bottles of beer donated by the licensee of the Leura Hotel are embedded in the foundations. The pony who raised the had eventually had to walk as far as the Mechanics Institute to achieve the height. The brick tower originally had a slate roof until this was replaced with copper sheeting in the 1950`s.
|Address:||Manifold & Pike Streets, Camperdown, 3260|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.232366|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1895|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1895|
|Monument Designer:||Michael McCabe (designer-tower) Messrs T Gaunt & Co (clock)|
|Monument Manufacturer:||Mr.P Rodgers|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 7th July, 1897|
This clock and tower were erected by bequest of the late T.P. Manifold 1896