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Lookout named in honour of Raymond Rex, former Douglas Shire Councillor.
Rex was an illustrious pioneer and colourful character from Hobart. RD, as he was commonly called, was a councillor and chairman of the Douglas Shire Council for 45 years. He was the man largely responsible for having the Captain Cook Highway completed from Mossman to Cairns during The Depression.
He met much opposition to this road as the locals feared that people would spend their money in Cairns rather than in Mossman and Port Douglas. During Raymond's term on the council, the original power and water supply from Rex Creek was established. Likewise, he had a significant influence with the construction of the Rex Highway from Cassowary to Julatten.
|Address:||Captain Cook Highway, Wangetti, 4877|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -16.640833|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - Local|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 21st August, 1982|
Named in recognition of
RAYMOND DAVID REX ESQ.
Chairman Douglas Shire Council 1933-1955
and Councillor 1918-1955
Early advocate of the Captain Cook Highway
Which was officially opened on the 17-12-1933.
This plaque was unveiled by (illegible) M.L.A
Member for Barron River
On 21st August 1982