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02-May-2019 (Sandra Brown)
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The memorial commemorates George Albert Priest (1906-1971) for his contribution to the community.

George Priest served Nyngan Municipal Council for 41 years from 1930 to 1971 as Town Clerk and Administrator. His initiative saw water brought from Burrendong dam by a channel which bears his name, assuring a water supply to Nyngan and later to Cobar.


Address:Pangee Street, Davidson Park, Nyngan, 2825
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.562776
Long: 147.195909
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local
Approx. Event Start Date:1930
Approx. Event End Date:1971


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 10th November, 1984
Front Inscription

             This Memorial To 

Has Been Erected By The Citizens Of 
Nyngan And District In Spontaneous
Recognition Of His Lifelong
Contribution And Dedication To The
Interests And Welfare Of The Community
In Which He Spent His Whole Life.

He Served For 41 Years As Town Clerk And
For 3 Years As Administrator Of The 
    Municipal Council 1939 - 1971.
Albert Priest`s Involvement In Community
Affairs Was Shown By His Participation In
No Less Than 31 Organisations.  It Was
Through His Vision And Initiative That
Water Was Brought From Burrendong Dam
By Means Of The Channel Which Bears His
Name, Assuring A Water Supply To Nyngan
   And Later To Cobar And Beyond.

Albert Priest`s Epitaph Could Well Be :

He Lived To Make Nyngan A Better Place
        In Which To Live

Plaque :

The Memorial Was
Unveiled By 
Hon. G. B. Peacocke  
M.L.A. For Dubbo
10th November, 1984

Source: MA,H
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