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The cairn was erected to commemorate Dr Alex Horn on the 250th anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796). The Robert Burns Walk is located in the park. 

Dr Alex Horn was a doctor in Toowoomba for 62 years. The land on which the park was created was gifted to the Toowoomba City Council by Dr. Horn in 1928 and is named after him. 



Address:Stuart Street , Alex Horn Park, Robert Burns Walk, Harlaxton, 4350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.538717
Long: 151.965423
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
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Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2009
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Plaque :
Robert Burns Walk

This cairn was erected to commemorate Dr. Alex Horn in the year of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns Scotland`s immortal bard
25th January, 1759 - 21st July, 1796

Toowoomba Caledonian Society and Burns Club Inc, and Society of St. Andrew of Scotland (Queensland) Ltd. Darling Downs Branch with the support of Toowoomba Regional Council


"From scenes like these, old Scotia`s grandeur springs,
That makes her lov`d at home, rever`d abroad !" 

Plaque : 

Dr Alex Horn Park

This land was gifted as parkland to Toowoomba City Council by Dr. Alexander Horn in 1928

Dr. Alex Horn was born in Airdrie, Scotland on 27th August, 1881, and died at his home, "Glenairdrie", Cabarlah on 27th August, 1973 having practised medicine in Toowoomba for 62 years.His brother, Dr David Horn was Chieftain of the Toowoomba Caledonian Society and Burns Club Inc. from 1921 to 1950.
Oak trees were planted in the park in 1992 and 1994 in memory of Dr. Alex Horn, and to mark the significance of the park to the Scottish community.

" Common friend to you and me,
Nature`s gifts to all are free !"

Source: MA
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