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Merrett Memorial Gateway : December 2013
Merrett Memorial Gateway : December 2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Gateway erected in 1927 at Manly Oval commemorates Oswald Merrett who in 1924 was manager of the Australian Olympic Team in Paris.

Mr Merrett was considered a fine sportsman in the Australian amateur athletic world and also a good citizen. He died on the 2nd April 1925.

A neat souvenir has been issued in connection with the movement to raise Funds for the gates to be erected at Manly Oval in memory of the late Mr. O. G. H. Merrett. A photograph of the late sportsman, with the signatures of the Olympic team, and a copy of the design for the gates, appear in the publication which is being sold for a shilling.
Arrow (Sydney, NSW ), 4th September 1925. 

The memorial gateway. which has been erected at the main entrance to the Manly Oval to the memory of Mr. O. G. H. Merrett, manager of the 1924 Olympic team in Paris, will be unveiled tomorrow afternoon by the Mayor of Manly (Alderman A. T. Kellie). The ceremony will take place at 3.30pm and Commander Lowther, A D.C., will represent  the State Governor, Sir Dudley de Chair. After the unveiling ceremony, the memorial will be dedicated by the Rev. A. R. Ebbs, assisted by the Rev. T Jamieson Williams. The chairman of the public committee, Mr Maurice V Brown, will then hand over the memorial to the Mayor.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW ), 2nd July 1927

 


 

Location

Address:Sydney Road, Manly Municipal Oval, Manly, 2095
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.79662
Long: 151.284341
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gate
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 3rd July, 1927
Front Inscription

MERRETT MEMORIAL

Left Side Inscription

             1927
THIS GATEWAY IS ERECTED 
TO THE MEMORY OF 
O.G.H. MERRETT
       ("OSSIE") 
             BY 
HIS FRIENDS AND ADMIRERS
A TRIBUTE TO 
A GOOD CITIZEN 
& SPORTSMAN
DIED 2ND APRIL 1925

Source: H, MA
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