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The gazebo was erected by the Stockwell family to commemorate the life of William Allan Scrase who died in 1932. William Scrase was a stone mason and brick manufacturer who constructed the Bushmans Arms Hotel and Underground Reservoir. The gazebo was also erected to assist in the preservation of the water reservoir. 

Work on the Bushmans Hotel’s water reservoir began in 1891 and was completed in 1893. In 2004 the water reservoir (now known as the Wishing Well) was cleaned out by local volunteers and 60 tonnes of rubbish, including sewing machines, shoes and bottles, was removed.  



Address:2A Coronation Drive, McLean Place, Barcoo Living Multi Purpose Service, Blackall, 4472
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.423113
Long: 145.462649
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 5th February, 2005
Front Inscription


This gazebo was erected by the Stockwell family on the 5 - 2 - 05.

To assist in the preservation of the water reservoir and to commemorate the life of William Allan Scrase

28 - 1 - 1863 to 19 - 4 - 1932

Plaque :

William Allan Scrase
Stone mason and brick manufacturer
Name            D.O.B.              P.O.B.      Married 
William Allan Scrase             Brighton    Ellen Puttick  
Ellen Puttick                          Portslade  

[ List of descendants & spouses ]

The Bushman Arms Hotel & Underground Reservoir was constructed by William Allan Scrase

Source: MA
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