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Tyack Dedication Plaque
Tyack Dedication Plaque

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The rotunda commemorates Alderman John Tyack who was instrumental in its erection.

Tyack was an alderman in the Townsville City Council 1906-1913, and Mayor of Townsville in 1912. He had commissioned the elaborate re-building of Queen's Hotel, one of the few grand hotels of Northern Queensland, starting in 1902-04, and took an interest in beautifying the foreshore opposite.

In April 1912, during Tyack's term as mayor, Townsville City Council applied to have the foreshore along The Strand, from the sea baths to King Street, gazetted as The Strand Park. Tyack died in 1913 and the bandstand was dedicated in his memory.

In accordance with a resolution passed at the last meeting of the City Council, two marble tablets have been affixed to the base of the new bandstand in the Strand, which Alderman Tyack was instrumental in having erected. One tablet bears the inscription. "This bandstand was erected by Alderman J. H. Tyack. and presented to the Citizens of Townsvllle, September, 1913." The other is inscribed:— "In Memory of Alderman J. H. Tyack, who died 28th July, 1913."  The date of the official opening of the bandstand has been left in the hands of the Mayor (Alderman R.W. McClelland). and will take place shortly.
Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld), 15 September 1913.


Address:The Strand, ANZAC Park, Townsville, 4810
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.255278
Long: 146.823056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local
Designer:A. B. Polin (architect)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 27th September, 1913
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Erected by public subscription through the efforts of the late Alderman John Henry Tyack

Dedicated by Alderman Robert Wilson McLelland Mayor

27 September 1913.

Plaque :

In memory of Alderman J. H. Tyack who died 28th July 1913.

Source: MA
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