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03-May-2015
03-May-2015

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Mackay Park commemorates Alexander Mackay who was the first settler in the Wallendbeen district, and his two sons, Major General James Mackay who was a founder of the Light Horse in 1885, and as well as a poet, author and politician, and Donald Mackay an explorer and the pioneer of aerial surveying in Australia.

Location

Address:Olympic Highway & Burley Griffen Way , Mackay Park, Wallendbeen, 2588
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.529199
Long: 148.163121
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1976
Front Inscription

MACKAY PARK 1976

Named In Honour Of :
Alexander Mackay ( 1815 - 1890)
First Settler in the Wallendbeen District and his two Sons,

Major General the Hon. James Alexander Kenneth
Mackay C.B., O.B.E., V.D., F.R G.S., (1859 - 1935)
A founder of the Light Horse 1885
Commanding Officer N.S.W. Imperial Bushmen South African War
Poet, Author
Member of Parliament (1895 - 1934)

Donald George Mackay C.B.E., F.R.G.S., (1870 - 1958)
Explorer of the Australian Inland
Pioneer of Aerial Surveying in Australia
Discoverer of Lake Mackay W. A. (1930)
Creator of New Around Australia Bicycle Record in 1900

Source: MA
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