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Alderman John Tyack Memorial Rotunda
Alderman John Tyack Memorial Rotunda

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Rotunda dedicated to the memory of Alderman John Tyack who was instrumental in its erection.

Tyack was an alderman in the Townsville City Council 1906-1913, and Mayor of Townsville in 1912. He had commissioned the elaborate re-building of Queen's Hotel, one of the few grand hotels of Northern Queensland, starting in 1902-04, and took an interest in beautifying the foreshore opposite.

In April 1912, during Tyack's term as mayor, Townsville City Council applied to have the foreshore along The Strand, from the sea baths to King Street, gazetted as The Strand Park. Tyack died in 1913 and the bandstand was dedicated in his memory.

Location

Address:The Strand, ANZAC Park, Townsville, 4810
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.255278
Long: 146.823056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local
Monument Designer:A B Polin (architect)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 27th September, 1913
Front Inscription

Plaque 1 :
Erected By Public Subscription
Through The Efforts Of The Late
Alderman JOHN HENRY TYACK
Dedicated By
Alderman ROBERT WILSON MCLELLAND  
Mayor
27 September 1913.

Plaque 2 :
In memory of ALDERMAN J.H.TYACK  
Who died 28th July 1913.

Source: MA
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