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The Hannah Watts Park commemorates Mrs. Hannah ("Grannie") Watts for her services to the Melton community as a nurse and midwife who established the first hospital.

Hannah Watts built a home and private hospital "Lynch Cottage" where she delivered over 400 babies between 1886 and 1921. 


Address:High Street, Hannah Watts Park, Melton, 3337
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.683048
Long: 144.591513
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th October, 1985
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Shire of Melton
Hannah Watts Park

Officially dedicated by the Shire President Cr Therese Samson
October 27th, 1985

In memory of Mrs. Hannah ("Grannie") Watts` selflessness & service to the early Melton community.

Hannah Watts was born in Ireland on Dec. 23, 1831.

She emigrated to Australia in 1854 & settled in this District in 1858.

Until her death on October 21, 1921 she was for many years Melton's only nurse & midwife, also establishing the first hospital in Melton at "Lynch Cottage" corner Yuille St. & Sherwin St, registered in 1911.

Council records with appreciation the service work by the Melton Lions Club & Rotary Club of Melton towards the development of this park.


Source: MA
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