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Newell Falls and the memorial tablet commemorate Hugh Newell, who was the Commissioner for Main Roads from 1932 to 1941. 

Delightfully set, Newell Falls, on the Bellingen to Dorrigo Mountain Road, re-named by Bellingen Shire Council in memory of the late Mr. H.H. Newell, Commissioner for Main Roads, were officially dedicated at an interesting ceremony on the site on Saturday afternoon last. At the same time a tablet to perpetuate Mr. Newell's memory was also unveiled. The dedication and unveiling ceremony was performed by Mr. D. Craig, Commissioner for Main Roads, and official visitors to the ceremony included Mrs. Craig, Mrs. Newell and the Divisional Engineer from Grafton, as well as the presidents, engineers and clerks from neighbouring councils, and their wives.—Bellingen "Courier".
Macleay Argus (Kempsey, NSW), 9 December 1941. 


Address:Waterfall Way, Newell Falls, Dorrigo, 2453
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.394664
Long: 152.745882
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Approx. Event Start Date:1932
Approx. Event End Date:1941


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 6th December, 1941
Front Inscription

To perpetuate the memory of the late Hugh Newell

Commissioner for Main Roads
1932 - 1941

In appreciation of his untiring efforts in providing good roads  

Erected by Bellingen Shire Council

November 1941

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