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Macarthur-Onslow Gates : 16-June-2014
Macarthur-Onslow Gates : 16-June-2014

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Memorial gates at Onslow Park erected in memory of Brigadier-General George Macarthur-Onslow. Onslow Park was given to the people of Camden by Sir William Macarthur and Mrs Elizabeth Macarthur-Onslow in 1882.

The General G. M. Macarthur Onslow memorial gates at Onslow Park, Camden, were opened by the Governor (Sir Phillp Game) yesterday, in the presence of a large number of people. It was fitting that the opening of the gates should have coincided with the conclusion of a Light Horse camp within the park, for the late General Macarthur Onslow was closely associated with cavalry In New South Wales.

In his speech, Sir Phillip Game referred to the qualities which had endeared General Macarthur Onslow to the people of New South Wales. He had, he said, the ready smile, the kind word of encouragement, good fellowship, and he inspired trust and gave the certainty of justice-qualities of the soldier which were just as valuable in peace as in war time. The deputy-mayor (Alderman Larkin) said the gates were a tribute to the memory of one of the greatest citizens Australia had known. They were the outcome of the unanimous desire of the residents of the district and surrounding districts and of representatives of the numerous interests with which he was connected in Sydney that some tribute should be made to the memory of such a great man.

The committee which organised the building of the gates could have found no more suitable site than the entrance to the lovely recreation ground, which was given by the late Sir William Macarthur and Mrs. Elizabeth Macarthur Onslow, the mother of General Macarthur Onslow. The memorial commemorated the great work done by General Macarthur Onslow for the people of the district and for the primary producers of Australia. He was commandant of the First Cavalry Division of New South Wales, president of the Wollondilly Shire and hospital, senior vice-president of the agricultural society, chairman of the Dairy Farmers' Milk Co-operative Co., director of the A.M.P. and Producers and Distributors' Society, and president of the Ayrshire Herd Society of Australia; he was five times mayor of the Camden municipality.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 3 March 1933.

Location

Address:Argyle Street, Onslow Park , Camden, 2570
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.055457
Long: 150.693327
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Link: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonl…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 2nd March, 1933
Left Side Inscription
THESE GATES
WERE ERECTED TO THE
MEMORY OF
BRIGADIER-GENERAL
GEORGE MACLEAY
MACARTHUR ONSLOW
C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D.
FEBRUARY, 1933
Right Side Inscription
     ONSLOW PARK
GIVEN TO THE DISTRICT
OF CAMDEN BY THE LATE
SIR WILLIAM MACARTHUR
    AND Mrs ELIZABETH
MACARTHUR ONSLOW
Source: MA, ADB
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