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The monument commemorates Ian Alexander Christie Wood (1901 – 1992) who was a Senator for Queensland in the Federal Parliament, Alderman and Mayor of Mackay, tourist promoter and philanthropist.

Born at Mackay, Queensland, he was educated at state schools before becoming a travel agent. He served on Mackay City Council, including some years as mayor, 1930–1933, 1943–1953. He was also President of the Queensland Local Government Association and the Mackay Chamber of Commerce. In 1949, he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Liberal Senator for Queensland. He remained a Senator until his retirement in 1977, taking effect in 1978. Wood died in 1992.



Address:Norris Road, Annie Wood Park, Mackay, 4740
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -21.117618
Long: 149.166962
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Federal
Link: http://adb.anu.edu.au/


Left Side Inscription

This monument is dedicated to the memory of Senator Ian Alexander Christie Wood AO

AD 1901 - 1992

Senator for Queensland, Local Government Administrator, tourist promoter and philanthropist.

Senator Wood held many positions and contributed substantially to the growth and development of Mackay and especially the tourist industry

His achievements include 

Senator 1949 - 1978

Mayor of Mackay 1930 - 35, 1943 - 52 and 1967 - 70

Alderman Mackay City Council 1927 - 30, 1939 - 43, 1955 - 58 and 1970 - 73

Member and President of the Mackay Chamber of Commerce for a substantial number of years

Right Side Inscription

Instrumental in development of Mackay Airport.

Instrumental in the declaration and development of Eungella National Park.

Dedicated substantial areas of land, including Annie Wood Park in memory of his mother.

Made significant contributions to the Whitsunday Anglican School.

Made significant contributions to the Helipad at Mackay Base Hospital.

Donations from his estate benefited many charities.

Source: MA, ADB
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