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The Memorial Clinic was originally agreed by the New Norfolk Council to be a erected as a memorial to Mr. R.M Shoobridge, a donor of the New Norfolk hospital and other facilities in the town and an Alderman on the council. The building was named the L. M. Shoobridge Memorial Clinic after Louis Manton Shoobridge who was a member of the Tasmanian State Parliament and an alderman in the Hobart City Council for his generous donation to the project. Louis Manton Shoobridge died in March 1939.

A new Presbytery and Child Welfare clinic are being erected at New Norfolk, costing £3000 and £600 respectively. Messrs Alex. Fyle and Sons were the successful tenderers.  The Child Welfare Clinic will occupy a site in the municipal grounds, near the council chambers. The building will be, of brick, and will cost over £600, £500 having been made available by Mr L. M. Shoobridge. The building will be known as the 'L. M. Shoobridge Memorial Baby Clinic.' The Shoobridge family have been most generous to the district. The late R. W. G. Shoobridge will be long remembered in the Derwent Valley as one of the district's most generous citizens. He has left many marks of a utility nature. First the compact Cottage Hospital, with its later additions, then churches, social club rooms, and many other such splendid gifts.
Huon & Derwent Times, 9th February 1939.

The erection of a child welfare clinic in the municipal reserve at New Norfolk as a memorial to the late. Mr. R. W. G. Shoobridge, donor of the New Norfolk Cottage Hospital and other public facilities at New Norfolk, was agreed to at the meeting of the New Norfolk Council at New Norfolk yesterday. The report by the sub-committee appointed at the last meeting to consider the best means of preserving the memory of the late Ald. Shoobridge, recommended the erection of a child welfare clinic In the municipal reserve, either as a separate building or an adjunct to the existing library building. The committee recommended also that a loan be raised to finance the proposal, and that the cost be charged against the municipal building revenue account. The erection of a clinic should meet with satisfaction, and the approval of the relatives, particularly as the late Mr. Shoobridge had carried out constructive work in the municipality.
The Mercury (Hobart), 2nd September 1937.





Address:Circle Street, New Norfolk, 7140
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.781368
Long: 147.06072
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Monument Manufacturer:Messrs Alex Fyle & Sons


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L. M. Shoobridge Memorial Clinic
Source: MA
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