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05-June-2016
05-June-2016

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The gardens commemorate 32 years of service to the Shire of Pakenham by Barry John Wallis including his 21 years as Shire Secretary. 

Mr Wallis was Shire Secretary of the Shire of Berwick from 1966 until 1973 and the Shire of Pakenham from 1973 until 1982. A report in the Pakenham Gazette of June 2nd, 1993 which covered the opening of the Gardens mentioned that Barry Wallis grew up in Pakenham and regularly visited the quarry as a child and that during the construction of the Shire Offices (officially opened July 28th 1983) he recognised the potential of the quarry to become a landscaped garden. The Gardens now include a rotunda and a series of walking tracks.

Location

Address:Henty Way , B. J. Wallis Gardens , Pakenham , 3810
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.075791
Long: 145.469588
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 30th May, 1993
Front Inscription
" THE B.J.WALLIS GARDENS"
THESE GARDENS COMMEMORATE 32 YEARS OUTSTANDING SERVICE BY 
BARRY JOHN WALLIS , J.P., F.I.M.M.,
TO THE SHIRE OF PAKENHAM (BERWICK) 
INCLUDING 21 YEARS AS SHIRE SECRETARY
AND WERE OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE SHIRE PRESIDENT

CR. WILLIAM BRUCE RONALD
ON THE 30TH MAY, 1993.
Source: MA
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