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12-September-2014
12-September-2014

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Tablet erected in 1916 in recognition of Mr & Mrs Dibbs gift of their estate "Graythwaite" for use as a convalescent home for sick and wounded soldiers and sailors returning from World War One. The home was gifted in perpetuity to the government of New South Wales. 

Mr.Thomas Dibbs, general manager of the Commercial Bank, Sydney, has given his residence and ground of six acres, North Sydney, valued at £15,000, to the Government for ever, as a convalescent home, primarily for the wounded soldiers.
Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld), 15 June 1915.

Location

Address:Blue Street, Graythwaite House, Church of England Grammar School, North Sydney, 2060
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.84023
Long: 151.203492
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Humanitarian

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1916
Front Inscription
                       1916
THIS TABLET HAS BEEN ERECTED 
IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF THE 
GENEROUS GIFT OF THIS PROPERTY 
TO THE GOVERNMENT OF NEW SOUTH WALES
BY THOMAS ALLWRIGHT DIBBS ESQUIRE
AND HIS WIFE TRYPHENA DIBBS, 
       IN THE YEAR 1915
FOR USE AS A CONVALESCENT HOME
FOR SICK AND WOUNDED SOLDIERS AND
SAILORS, AND WHEN NOT FURTHER
REQUIRED FOR THAT PURPOSE 
AS A CONVALESCENT HOME IN PERPETUITY 
    FOR DISTRESSING SUBJECTS 
      OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 
REGARDLESS OF SECT OR CREED 
W A HOLMAN      GEORGE BLACK 
Premier                 Minister of Public Health

 
Source: MA
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