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Alfred Thomas Fountain Inscription
Alfred Thomas Fountain Inscription

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth

The fountain commemorates construction engineer Alfred Thomas who worked on the first railway line to Toowoomba in the 1870s.

Thomas retired from the civil service in 1879 and in a partnership with John Garget built the railways south from Toowomba to Stanthorpe and west from Toowoomba to Warwick. In 1882 while returning to Toowomba by ship from Sydney he fell overboard in Sydney harbour and was drowned. Alfred Thomas and his family were highly respected members of the Toowomba community.


Address:Campbell Street, Queens Park Gardens, East Toowoomba, 4350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.557222
Long: 151.963333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:10-August-1882
Actual Event End Date:10-August-1882


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 1st January, 1886
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This fountain was erected by public subscription

To the memory of Alfred Thomas C. E.

An esteemed resident of this town who was accidently drowned in Sydney Harbour on the 10th day of August A.D. 1882

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