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Margaret Montgomery : 24-April-2013
Margaret Montgomery : 24-April-2013

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A drinking fountain commemorates Margaret Montgomery a member of staff of the Spensley Street School who died in 1917. The fountain was erected by the parents and scholars of the school as a token of their esteem and affection.

Miss Montgomery left a bequest to the school in her will with the money to be invested. The interest on the investment was to be used each year for prizes for the schoolchildren.

Margaret Montgomery Bequest.-. From the estate of the late Miss Margaret Montgomery a sum of money has been left to the Spensley street, Clifton Hill, school to be invested. The interest (approx £6 per annum). is to be spent each year on prizes for the infant room, and two prizes boy and girl, for the senior -grades. Miss Montgomery died in 1917. At that time she was on the staff at Spensley street. A drinking fountain has been erected in her memory, the cost being defrayed by penny donations by the children. Her sister is the principal of the Melbourne Girl's High School. 
Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic), 10 April 1931.

Location

Address:193 Spensley Street, Spensley Street Primary School , Clifton Hill, 3068
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.786723
Long: 145.003854
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:June-1918
Front Inscription

Erected
To The Memory Of
Margaret
Montgomery
1st F.A.
As A Mark Of
Affectionate
Esteem By Parents
And Scholars Of
Spensley St. School  
June 1918

Source: MA,RSLV,VWHI
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