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Gates commemorate Robert Wilkinson, a draper who was the Mayor of Albury from 1903 to 1905.
The opening of the handsome gates, erected at the Gardens by subscriptions from the public in memory of the late Alderman Robert Mason Wilkinson, was set down for 4 o'clock, and notwithstanding the soaking rain there were 300 or 400 people gathered at that time. The Premier and party were escorted to the Gardens in a drag (sic), and Mr. Wade delivered a short address from a small platform which had been improvised in front of the gates. The Mayor, in asking the Premier to perform the opening ceremony, briefly referred to the services rendered the Municipality by Alderman Wilkinson, and to the recognition of those services by the general public, who spontaneously subscribed the money to erect these Memorial Gates.
Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW), 24 July 1908.
|Address:||Wodonga Place & Smollett Street, Botanic Gardens, Albury, 2640|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.081103|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - Local|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||July-1908|
These Gates Were Erected
By The Public Of Albury
In Memory Of The Late
Ald. R. M. WILKINSON