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31-January-2022 (Russell Byers)
31-January-2022 (Russell Byers)

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The gates and park commemorate King George V who died in 1936.

George V (3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.

The Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport, Colonel W. F. Bruxner, performed the official opening of the King V. Memorial. The occasion was marked by a procession, sports carnival and dance. The decision to establish a playing field as a memorial to the late King George was made last year and the initial appeal by the King George V. Memorial Association resulted in the collection of £600, which, subsidised pound for pound by the Government and with splendid assistance from the Municipal Council, enabled an ambitious programme to be put in hand. The district hockey and cricket associations had previously had the oval filled and levelled, a picket boundary fence constructed and a turf wicket put down.

The work of improvement has been greatly enhanced by the King George Memorial Association in the past 12 months, the major work completed including the construction of memorial gates, the building of a grandstand and the provision of up-to-date sewered lavatory accommodation, in addition the placing area has been greatly improved and further improvements are contemplated.
The Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW), 18 November 1937.


Address:Wentworth Street & Services Lane, King George V Park, Glen Innes, 2370
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.740972
Long: 151.733743
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 17th November, 1937
Left Side Inscription

These memorial gates were erected on behalf of the citizens of Glen Innes and District by the King George V. Memorial Association

W. E. Lightfoot     Pres.
C. P. Macfarlane  Hon. Secys.
S. L. MacIndoe
D. W. Abbott        Hon. Treas.

A. E. Ward          Mayor.
C. H. Wood        Town Clerk.


Right Side Inscription

To the memory of His Majesty King George V.

These gates were erected by the citizens of Glen Innes and District.

Dedicated by Lieut. Colonel the Hon. M. F. Bruxner D.S.O., M.L.A. 

17 - 11 - 37.

Source: MA
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