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The park commemorates Norman Douglas Thornton who was a businessman in Denmark. The plaque at the park was unveiled in 2011 to commemorate 100 years of local government in the district. 


Address:1112 Hollings Road, Norm Thornton Park, Denmark, 6333
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.959133
Long: 117.355903
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1984
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Norm Thornton Park

Norm Thornton Park was officially named in 1984 to honour Norman Douglas Thornton.

Norm was born into a pioneer Denmark family, was raised and educated in Denmark, served on Timor and other islands in WWII as part of the 2/2nd Independent Commando Company.

Returning to Denmark he established a building business, trained numerous apprentices and was responsible for the construction of many of the buildings in Denmark.

He was a man with a passion for his community.

Erected in 2011 to commemorate 100 years of Local Government of the District, from 26 September 1911.



Source: MA
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