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The plaque at the base of a tree commemorates Harold Mervyn (Kegga) McCowen for his service to the Bolivia and District community. Harold "Kegga" McCowen died in 2004.  "Kegga " was a former Mayor and Councillor of Tenterfield Shire. 

Kegga McCowen was a recipient of the Order of Australia Medal in 1997 for his service to the local community, particularly through the Tenterfield Shire Council, the New South Wales Farmers’ Association and the Bolivia Progress Association.

An additional plaque at the base of the tree says it was planted by Harold Edward McCowen in 1997 to commemorate his 100th birthday. Harold Edward McCowen died in 1999. 

Note: It is unknown if the original tree planted in 1997 has been replaced. 




Address:A M White Drive, Bolivia Hall , Bolivia , 2372
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.297055
Long: 151.958552
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local
Approx. Event Start Date:1934
Approx. Event End Date:2004


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2004
Front Inscription

Plaque :

This tree was planted in memory of Kegga McCowen O. A. M. for his dedicated service to the Bolivia and District community

1934 ~ 2004 

Plaque :

This tree was planted by Harold Edward McCowen to commemorate his 100th birthday

16th December 1997


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