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Robert Williams : 14-September-2011
Robert Williams : 14-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The gates to Albert Park commemorate Robert Williams, who was a state government politician. Robert Williams is largely credited for securing an amount of £10,000 for the development of Albert Park. 

Gates in memory of Mr Robert Williams MLC will be unveiled on Sunday afternoon by the Mayor of South Melbourne (Councillor H Layfield). The gates cost £345 subscribed by citizens and are at the entrance to Albert Park, at the intersection of Clarendon street and Albert road. Among those expected to attend are Sir Charles Merrett, Mr Holloway MHR and Mr Murphy MLA and other former colleagues among the trustees of Albert Park. 
Argus (Melbourne), 25 February 1939. 

Location

Address:Aughtie Drive, Albert Park entrance, South Melbourne, 3205
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.839379
Long: 144.963505
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 26th February, 1939
Front Inscription

          This Memorial
Was Erected By The Citizens In
Grateful Recognition Of The Manifold
Services Rendered To The State,
The Municipalities And The People,
                By The
HON. ROBERT WILLIAMS, M.L.C., 
Representative Legislative Council 1922. 32
Member South Melbourne Council 1921. 32
Mayor Of The City 1927. 28.
Chairman Albert Park Committee 1932. 38.
Chairman Foreshore Committee 1923. 38.
Morumertum (sic) Reouiris (sic), Circum Spice
                                     February 26th 1939

 

Source: MA
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