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A memorial fountain erected in 1892 commemorates David Bews. Another fountain was erected in his memory at Wallaroo.

In 1878 David Bews became a member of the Wallaroo Council. He was Mayor of Wallaroo from 1881 to 1884. In 1885 he was elected to South Australian Parliament as the member for Wallaroo. In both 1887 and 1890 he was re-elected - heading the poll at both elections.

In 1890 Bews became the Minister of Education. He was also the Chief of the Caledonian Society of South Australia. In January 1891, Bews was in Melbourne on his way to a postal conference in Sydney, when he died. He was extremely popular on the Yorke Peninsula. It was estimated there were between three and four thousand in his funeral procession, and five thousand at the graveside for the burial.


Address:Victoria Square, Taylor Street, Kadina, 5554
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.961744
Long: 137.716257
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1892
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