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22-October-2014
22-October-2014

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The plaque erected by the Hurstville Council in association with St George District Cricket Club commemorates the former mayor and  'father' of cricket in the St George District.

Location

Address:Dora Street, Hurstville Oval, Hurstville, 2220
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.961233
Long: 151.098495
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 13th October, 1973
Front Inscription

THIS PLAQUE WAS ERECTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF HURSTVILLE IN ASSOCIATION WITH  ST GEORGE DISTRICT CRICKET CLUB AS A TRIBUTE TO 

A. L. (LES) BLACKSHAW ESQ. 
(CIRCA 1881 - 1982) 

LONG TIME RESIDENT AND DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN, FORMER MAYOR OF HURSTVILLE. PATRON AND BENEFACTOR OF ALL FORMS OF SPORT AND OF THE ARTS. FATHER OF CRICKET IN THE ST GEORGE DISTRICT, TO WHOSE FORESIGHT AND INITIATIVE IS CREDITED THE ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION OF THIS OVAL. 

B.C. Booth                           Ald J.R. Walsh
President                             Mayor

13th OCTOBER, 1973. 
 
 

Source: H, MA
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