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The plaque commemorates Thomas Builder (1930 - 2014)  for his services to the development of tourism in the Victor Harbor region from 1970 to 1990.




Address:Hindmarsh Road & Tyrone Street, Kleinigs Hill Lookout, Victor Harbor, 5211
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.540033
Long: 138.636805
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:1970
Approx. Event End Date:1990


Front Inscription

Thomas Builder

Often described locally as the "Father of Tourism" for his dedication to developing tourism in this region during the period  1970 - 1990,

Tom Builder led the way in bringing together the tourism community of South Australia in distinct marketable regions,  beginning with, and promoting its historic name, - the Fleurieu Peninsula.

A visionary with a keen intellect his ideas were often ahead of his time and his many lifetime achievements included the co-creation of Greenhills Adventure Park and the concept of Urimbirra Fauna Park.

In 1988 he received the inaugural State Award for "An outstanding contribution by an individual in regional tourism".

A man who touched many lives with his boundless energy, vision and optimism

26  - 11 - 1930   -   23 - 2 - 2014

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