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Memorial unveiled to commemorate the opening of the Gladesville - Ryde tramway in 1910 and in memory of Joseph Sutton , son of Alderman Rowland Sutton. 

Erected in 1910 by Ryde Council Alderman (and sometime Mayor) Rowland Thomas Sutton and his wife Mary as a Memorial to their son Joseph who died on 8 October 1909 aged 39. Joseph Sutton was a representative country cricketer who at the time of his death owned a newsagency in Scone New South Wales.The monument was originally erected at the intersection of Wharf and Victoria Roads, Gladesville and unveiled as part of the opening ceremony celebrating the extension of the tram line from Drummoyne to Ryde. 

Location

Address:Ryde Road , Monash Park, Gladesville, 2112
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.822869
Long: 151.126122
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Link:http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 11th June, 1910
Front Inscription

    PRESENTED TO
THE CITIZENS OF GLADESVILLE
        BY
ALDERMAN R.T. & MRS. SUTTON
IN MEMORY OF THEIR SON JOSEPH
BORN 14 AUGUST, 1870
DIED 8 OCTOBER, 1909.

 

 (stone base)

THIS FOUNDATION STONE WAS LAID BY
THE HON C.A. LEE, MLA MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS
ON THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE GLADESVILLE-RYDE TRAM,
11TH JUNE, 1910

Source: HNSW
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