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19-May-2016
19-May-2016

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Origlass Park commemorates Nick Origlass for his contribution to the community over many years. 

Nick Origlass (13 January 1908 – 17 May 1996) was an Australian Trotskyist notable for his electoral success in becoming mayor of Balmain, an unusual feat for a revolutionary in Australia, and an unusual electoral success within Trotskyism's international history. Origlass became mayor on a Balmain Labour Party ticket (not associated with the Australian Labor Party). He was also notable in his development of local social democracy in Balmain preceding the Whitlam Government's efforts to reflect social change in Australia. Nick Origlass was a severe, dedicated Trotskyist, and a major figure in metal trades rank and file unionism.

Location

Address:Nicholson Street, Origlass Park , Balmain East, 2041
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.856621
Long: 151.193043
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 22nd April, 1995
Front Inscription

Plaque:
ORIGLASS PARK

This park is named in recognition of the
contribution given by Councillor Nick Origlass
to our community over many years. 
                              Cr. Larry Hand   
                              Mayor
                              22nd April 1995 

 

Source: MA
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