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The plaque commemorates the opening of Paul Keating Park, named in honour of Paul Keating, a former Prime Minister of Australia. Paul Keating was born and raised in Bankstown and held the Federal seat of Blaxland for 27 years. 

Paul John Keating (born 18 January 1944) is an Australian politican who was the 24th Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Labour Party from 1991 to 1996. Born in a working-class Sydney suburb and having left school at 15, Keating was first elected to the House of Representatives at 25, winning the seat of Blaxland in 1969.


Address:The Mall, Paul Keating Park, On Phoenix Sculpture, Bankstown, 2200
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.915909
Long: 151.035389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Federal


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 13th June, 2000
Front Inscription

"Paul Keating Park" was officially opened on 13 June 2000 by the Mayor of Bankstown Councillor Ian Stromberg

In honour of the Hon. Paul Keating Prime Minister of Australia 1991 - 1996

Born and raised in Bankstown

Represented Bankstown in the Federal Seat of Blaxland For 27 years

Richard Colley               Clr Ian Stromborg
General Manager          Mayor
City of Progress
(List of Councillors) 

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au