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19-November-2014
19-November-2014

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The Fairfax Lookout and Walking Track were reconstructed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first publication of the Sydney Morning Herald on 18th April, 1831, and the proprietor John Fairfax.

Location

Address:North Head Scenic Drive, Fairfax Lookout, Manly, 2095
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.823455
Long: 151.300361
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:18-April-1831
Actual Event End Date:18-April-1981

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 26th April, 1981
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Fairfax Lookout

Reconstruction of this lookout was financed by John Fairfax & Sons Limited, Proprietors of the Sydney Morning Herald, to mark the 150th anniversary of the first publication of the Sydney Herald on April 18, 1831, and to commemorate the life of John Fairfax who was the first Fairfax proprietor (from 1841 to 1877).

This Plaque Was Unveiled By
The Hon. Neville Wran, Q C., M.P.,
Premier Of New South Wales,
On April 26, 1981.

The Hon. Eric Bedford, B.A., M.P.,
Minister for Planning & Environment

Mr. D. A. Johnstone,
Director of National Parks & Wildlife

Plaque :

Fairfax Walking Track

Reconstruction of this walking track was financed by John Fairfax & Sons Limited, Proprietors of the Sydney Morning Herald, to mark the 150th anniversary of the first publication of the Sydney Herald on April 18, 1831, and to commemorate the life of John Fairfax who was the first Fairfax proprietor (from 1841 to 1877).

This Plaque Was Unveiled By
The Hon. Neville Wran, Q C., M.P.,
Premier of New South Wales,
On April 26, 1981.

The Hon. Eric Bedford, B.A., M.P.,
Minister for Planning & Environment

Mr. D. A. Johnstone,
Director of National Parks & Wildlife

Source: MA
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