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The plaque was erected in 1967 in memory of Sir John Northcott (1890-1966), Governor of New South Wales from 1946 to 1957 who lived at Wahroonga. The plaque is placed at the base of a California Redwood tree which he often admired. 

There is also a garden in his name in the park. 

Sir John Northcott  was the first Australian-born and one of the longest-serving governors of New South Wales. Sworn in on 1 August 1946, he gave patronage and support to charitable organizations and to youth, church and citizens` groups. A staunch advocate of the British Empire, he was a widely known and respected figure throughout the State. He retired in July 1957.


Address:Illoura Avenue , Wahroonga Park, Wahroonga, 2076
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.716515
Long: 151.117487
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 30th August, 1967
Source: H,ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au