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22-November-2014
22-November-2014

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A plaque commemorates George Pockett for his services as the first curator of the Alexandra Gardens. Mr Pockett died as a result of injuries received in an accident in 1922. 

KEW RESIDENT BADLY INJURED. The curator of Kew Gardens, Mr. George Pockett, was riding a bicycle in Cobden street, Kew, yesterday, when he collided a motor cycle travelling in the opposite direction. He was thrown heavily to the roadway, and sustained a fractured skull and other head injuries. Mr. Pockett, who is 63 years of age, was admitted to Melbourne Hospital in a serious condition.
Age (Melbourne), 5 October 1922.

Location

Address:Cotham Road, Alexandra Gardens, Kew, 3101
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.807717
Long: 145.033169
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local

Dedication

Front Inscription

This Tablet Was Erected By The
Kew City Council

In Token Of Its Appreciation
Of The Valued Services Of
George Pockett

Who As First Curator Of The City
Laid Out These Gardens

Appointed 26th June 1906
Died Whilst On Duty 18th October 1922

Source: MA
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