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Gardens commemorate rotarian Samuel Charles Fitzpatrick.
|Address:||Lonsdale Street, Hamilton, 3300|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.740505|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 13th October, 1995|
Sam Fitzpatrick Gardens
These gardens have been constructed by the Rotary Club of Hamilto to honour the memory of Rotarian Mr. Samuel Charles Fitzpatrick M.C., C.B.E., F.R.A.C.S. 20.11.1892 - 16.7.1991
Graduated M.B.B.S. 1915 Regimental medical officer for 3rd Infantry Battalion during the First World War, including Gallipoli.
Practiced medicine in Hamilton and District from 1920 - 1970 and continued medical involvement for many years after this. He was a world authority and lecturer on Hydatids.
Hamilton City Councillor 1936 - 1940.
Appointed Elder of Presbyterian Church 1925 and Session Clerk 1933 to 1974.
Rotarian 1937 - 1991.
The Gardens have been constructed through the generous donations of Rotarians and the public along with the assistance of labour provied under the CES Jobskills Program, to the design of Fred Connaughton.
The gardens are design to give therapeutic assistance to elderley yhrough participation in gardening.
The Sam Fitzpatrick Gardens were declared open on 13th October 1995 by Jane Edmanson, Gardening Presenter.