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Alfred Thomas Fountain
Alfred Thomas Fountain

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth

A fountain commemorates construction engineer Alfred Thomas who worked on the first railway line to Toowoomba in the 1870s.

Thomas retired from the civil service in 1879 and in a partnership with John Garget built the railways south from Toowomba to Stanthorpe and west from Toowoomba to Warwick. In 1882 while returning to Toowomba by ship from Sydney he fell overboard in Sydney harbour and was drowned. Alfred Thomas and his family were highly respected members of the Toowomba community.

Location

Address:Campbell Street, Queens Park Gardens, East Toowoomba, 4350
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.557222
Long: 151.963333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:10-August-1882
Actual Event End Date:10-August-1882

Dedication

Front Inscription

THIS FOUNTAIN WAS ERECTED
                    By
                  Public
                Subscription
       To The Memory Of
     ALFRED THOMAS C.E
   An Esteemed Resident
             Of This Town
     Who Was Accidently
         Drowned  In Sydney
                Harbour
        On The 10th Day Of
          AUGUST A.D. 1882

Source: MA
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