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The Wakehurst Parkway was named in 1946 to commemorate his governorship of New South Wales. A second plaque was erected at the Narrabeen end of the Parkway.

The majority of the route (Wakehurst Parkway) was constructed new in the 1940's as employment relief. The project was approved in October 1939 and work was progressing well until in March 1942 work was stopped because of the war. Construction was recommenced following the end of the war in March 1945 and opened to traffic in March 1946. The name comes from the Governor of NSW (April 1937-January 1946), Lord Wakehurst, who passed away in January 1946.

Lord Wakehurst was appointed Governor of New South Wales in 1937. The governor`s extended appointment ended on 8 January 1946—then a record term. Succeeded by (Sir) John Northcott, he was the last `imported` governor of New South Wales.


Address:Wakehurst Parkway, Seaforth, 2092
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.788333
Long: 151.240556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Actual Event STart Date:08-April-1937
Actual Event End Date:08-January-1946


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 22nd March, 1946
Source: H,MA,ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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