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Thomas Manifold : 17-July-2011
Thomas Manifold : 17-July-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

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.

Location

Address:Manifold & Pike Streets, Camperdown, 3260
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.232366
Long: 143.146874
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community
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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 7th July, 1897
Front Inscription

This clock and tower were erected by bequest of the late T.P. Manifold 1896

Source: MA,VMR
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