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The monument commemorates former Mayors of Warwick, James Morgan and his sons, Sydney and Sir Arthur Morgan, and Sir Arthur`s sons Franklin and Arthur Clinton Morgan.  The memorial was originally unveiled as a fountain in memory of James and S.J. Morgan.

It was relocated to the corner of Palmerin and Albert Streets in 1937. The date of the removal of the fountain from the memorial is unknown.The additional Morgan family plaques were added at a later date. 

James, proprietor of the Warwick Argus and his son Arthur Morgan were both Mayors of Warwick. James was elected Mayor in 1867 and then later became a Member of the Legislative Assembly. He was also instrumental in procuring Morgan Park, now a major motorsport and horse events venue, as a public reserve. His son Sir Arthur Morgan was Premier of Queensland from 1903 to 1906. He served as the Mayor of Warwick from 1886 to 1890.

MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN. On 30th January, Messrs. Dornbusch and Connolly showed the "Warwick Areus" a draft plan of the freestone drinking fountain to be erected in the the southeast corner of Cunningham Park. It will be 16 foot high over all, and the base will be about 8 feet square. It will bear marble tablets to the memory of the late Messrs. James and S. J. Morgan.
Telegraph (Brisbane), 7 February 1911. 


Address:Albert & Palmerin Streets, Leslie Park, Warwick, 4370
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.212278
Long: 152.033222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local
Designer:Dornbusch & Connelly
Monument Manufacturer:Troyhan & Coulter (Warwick, QLD)


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1911
Front Inscription

In memory of Sydney James Morgan

Mayor 1906.

Chairman Parks Committee
1908 - 9 - 10

Left Side Inscription

In memory of James Morgan
Mayor 1868.

Member for Warwick 1869 - 71 --- 1873 - 8

Back Inscription

To perpetuate the memory of Franklin James Morgan C.M.G., F R G S A.

Son of Sir Arthur Morgan

Born Warwick, 10th March, 1883

First Chairman, Queensland State Wheat Board
Died 13th December, 1963.

Right Side Inscription

Plaque :

To perpetuate the memory of Sir Arthur Morgan
M.L.A. for Warwick 1887 - 1906.
Premier of Queensland 1903 - 1906.
President of Legislative Council and Lieutenant Governor of Queensland

Died 1916.

Plaque :

Arthur Clinton Morgan
Eldest son of Sir Arthur
Born Warwick 1882 - Died Sydney 1957
Alderman Warwick Council 1910 - 1912
Editor Warwick Argus  1907 - 1914
M. P. Darling Downs  1929 - 1931

Source: MA. QHR, ADB
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