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The Colonel Waite Oval commemorates the civic service of Colonel William Charles Nightingale Waite (1880 - 1973) D.S.O., M.C., V.D., J. P. as Councillor, Alderman and Mayor from July 1926 to June 1943.

Waite's service to the nation in three wars was outstanding; he also served the community well, being an active participant in ex-servicemen's organizations, a visiting justice of the peace to the South Australian Department of Prisons for twenty-seven years and a member of the Burnside Town Council for seventeen.

Note: As at 24 November 2020, the plaque at the oval is missing. 



Address:40 - 44 West Terrace, Kensington Garden Reserve , Kensington Gardens , 5068
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.923898
Long: 138.663511
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local
Actual Event Start Date:01-July-1926
Actual Event End Date:30-June-1943


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 25th March, 1969
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City of Burnside

The Colonel Waite Oval

Named in commemoration of the civic service rendered by Colonel William Charles Nightingale Waite D.S.O., M.C., V.D., J. P.
as Councillor, Alderman and Mayor 

1st July, 1926 to 30th June, 1943

25th March, 1969   W. W. Langman - Mayor



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