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A park commemorates George Humes, an Indigenous man who promoted reconciliation in the area in the 1940s.

In 1999, George Humes Park was created to honour a well respected Noongar boxer George Humes (1936– 1995). He was twice a Golden Gloves boxer and Sportsman of the Year in 1962 and 1963. George spent his life assisting Aboriginal people in need.

Location

Address:Archibald & Winnacott Streets , George Humes Park, Willagee, 6156
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.053056
Long: 115.805556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Indigenous
Link:http://www.acph.nicheit.com.au

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1999
Front Inscription

CITY OF MELVILLE.

GEORGE HUMES PARK.

NAMED AFTER GEORGE HUMES REMEMBERED IN WILLAGEE FOR BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN INDIGENOUS AND NON-INDIGENOUS RESIDENTS.

Source: ACPH
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