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Frederick Jowett : 09-March-2013
Frederick Jowett : 09-March-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Bandstand commemorates Frederick Jowett.

Frederick Jowett served 34 years on the Shire Council. He made one mistake of opening an account in 1886 and forgot it until auditors discovered it in 1903, but the investigation stated this as "gross carelessness rather than intent to defraud".

When Frederick Jowett died in 1921, the council granted his wife an annuity of 500 pounds, arranged for W.H. Hughes PM to dedicate the YMCA bandstand and commissioned the Jowett Memorial Drinking Fountain. Council required that the fountain would `admit a head between the pillars thereof` and the designers only just fulfilled this specification. Four pillars stand around the fountain, mounted on a base and bearing a dome all in granite.


Address:Hawthorn & Balaclava Roads, Caulfield Park, Caulfield, 3162
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.870967
Long: 145.026503
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 2nd December, 1921
Front Inscription

Dedicated to the memory of the late Frederick Jowett Town Clerk 1887 - 1921 by the Prime Minister the Honble W. M. Hughes P.C. M.H.R. on 2nd December 1921

Erected by the Caulfield Council and the Caulfield Park Improvement League

Source: MA
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