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Sir John McEwen : 18-July-2012
Sir John McEwen : 18-July-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The portrait bust commemorates Sir John `Black Jack` McEwen, who was a Federal politician and the leader of the Country Party from 1958 to 1971.

He was the deputy to three Prime Ministers - Bob Menzies, Harold Holt and John Gorton and McEwen also led the country himself, for 23 days after Harold Holt disappeared at Cheviot Beach.

Sir John had a property near Stanhope and was a resident for more than fifty years.


Address:Birdwood Avenue & Godley Place, Mc Ewen Place, Stanhope, 3623
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.446392
Long: 144.984104
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Federal
Artist:Bela Angyal


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 27th October, 2006
Front Inscription

Sir John McEwen GCMG CH
1900 - 1980

Prime Minister of Australia 1967 - 68

Deputy Prime Minister & Leader of the Country Party 1958 - 71

Member of Federal Parliament 1934 - 71

Stanhope Resident 

Back Inscription

This monument was donated by the Stanhope Community in memory of the late Sir John McEwen

Unveiled by the Hon. Mark Vaile Deputy Prime Minister & Federal Leader of the Nationals
27th October 2006 

Sculpted by Bela Angyal

A Stanhope & District Development Committee Project

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