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The Tony Tamplin Memorial Garden commemorates Senior Constable Tony Tamplin who collapsed and died at work at the age of 54 in 2013. Senior Constable Tony Tamplin was Newcastle's longest serving police officer.

The garden, which is adjacent to the Newcastle police station in Watt Street, boasts three wooden pillars with plaques for justice, representing his police ties, family and community, where he was a champion for several charities.

Senior Constable Tony Tamplin was a man of many layers. He was a family man and a tireless aid worker who donated much of his spare time to assisting local charities. He was also a jovial and hugely popular marriage celebrant. Above all, he was a stalwart of the NSW Police Force and before his death had celebrated 35 years in uniform. Over the course of his distinguished career, Senior Constable Tamplin became the face of the New South Wales police across the Hunter. He provided a valuable link between the police and the wider public in his role as police media liaison officer.


Address:Church & Watt Streets, Newcastle Police Station , Newcastle , 2300
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.930345
Long: 151.783377
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:June 2014
Front Inscription


Anthony William George Tamplin
1958  -2013

"I think the Big Fella upstairs was a 
bit sad and bored, and so he grabbed
our Tony to brighten up 
his life and make him laugh"
Sonia Tamplin  

"Anthony our much loved son and  
brother. In our hearts you will always 
be missed and remembered" 
Tony and Anne Tamplin

"Words alone cannot express how 
much we miss you. We all love you"
Sonia and the Kids

Sonia        Natusha
Anthony    Yelena 
Anikka      Alexander


Left Side Inscription

"Liv'in the Dream Squire"
Tony Tamplin
aka Mr Marvellous

Justice of the Peace 

Civil Marriage Celebrant

Media Personality

Newcastle Variety Club

Adamstown Snooker Club 

. . . and all the rest!!!!

Right Side Inscription


NSW Police Force

Senior Constable Tony Tamplin
r/n 18183
17 April 1978 to 29 April 2013

"He was one of the most loved 
coppers in the history of the 
NSW Police Force"

Tim Owen MP

Source: MA
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