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A monument commemorates Tony McGrane, a former Member of Parliament for his efforts in upgrading the Tottenham to Bogan Gate rail line.

Tony McGrane was born in Forbes. He had a lengthy career in local government, as a long serving councillor in Gilgandra and Dubbo. McGrane was elected in March 1999 as an independent, defeating the National Party Candidate, Richard Mutton by 14 votes to represent the seat of Dubbo in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. Dubbo had been the safest National Party seat in New South Wales. He was re-elected in March 2003 with a significantly increased majority against the National Party of Australia's Mark Horton.

After a short battle with liver cancer, McGrane died in Sydney in 2004.


Address:The Bogan Way (Tullamore - Nyngan Road), Near Railway Bridge, Tottenham, 2873
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.241841
Long: 147.357585
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 10th April, 2006
Front Inscription

In Memory Of
Anthony Michael (Tony)
McGrane OAM MP.

1946 to 2004

Independent Member for Dubbo

A Tenacious Advocate for Rural People,
who strived to make a difference

Erected in gratitude
by the Tottenham to Bogan Gate Rail Line
Upgrade Action Committee

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