Mackay - Tennyson Street War Memorial

Location: On corner of Gordon and Tennyson Streets, Mackay.
Local Government Authority: Mackay Regional Council
Year Constructed: 1990
Type of Construction:   Red Brick and concrete base with 2 x attached brass plaques
War: all Wars
Names:  No Names Recorded
History:  The Queensland Government had promised to transfer 2 hectares of the old Tennyson Street Railway yards as a memorial Park. The Railway yards were transferred to the Paget site in 1994. The Queensland Government however reneged on the promise and sold the land to developers.  Only a small corner is left for the people of Mackay as a memorial.  The memorial was designed and established by students of the Mackay Central State School in 1990.  It was dedicated on 27 November 1990 by Mr Bob Brown the Federal Minister for Land Transport.
Information Sources:  

The sad neglected Tennyson St Memorial. 2009 (Glen Hall Collection)

One of the brass plaques with the promise of the park for the people. (Glen Hall Collection)

The brass plaque with details of the dedication of the memorial (Glen Hall Collection)

Story about the memorial and park from The Daily Mercury, Saturday 22 April 1995.

The Daily Mercury, Saturday 22 April 1995.


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