Saddleback Lookout - Saddleback Mountain, Kiama, NSW, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena
S 34° 41.885 E 150° 47.602
56H E 297886 N 6158221
Quick Description: A plaque set on a sandstone boulder outlines the official opening of the Saddleback Lookout.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 6/10/2013 3:47:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMH988
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
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Long Description:
Saddleback Lookout has now been renamed Rotary Lookout to save confusion with another lookout erected close by in 2001.

Saddleback Lookout (Rotary Lookout) is on the summit of Saddleback Mountain & affords good views to the west & south whereas the more recent lookout has views to the east & north.

The wording on the plaque is:

Saddleback Lookout officially opened by The Hon. T.L. Lewis MLA Minister for Lands and Mines on Saturday 19th March 1966. This project initiated and developed by the Rotary Club of Kiama and the Kiama Municipal Council is dedicated to the memory of past Rotarians.

D.Barr President J Donnerley Secretary Rotary Club of Kiama.

F.J. Pearce Mayor H.Lyons Town Clerk Kiama Municipal Council.

T.L.Lewis was a former politician, Premier of New South Wales & Minister in the cabinets of Sir Robert Askin and Sir Eric Willis. He served with the Australian Imperial Force during the Second World War as a Lieutenant from 1940 to 1946 in Sydney, Celebes, Java and Borneo. As the Minister for Lands he set up the National Parks & Wildlife Service. (Credit: Wikipedia).

FJ Pearce was elected to the newly proclaimed Kiama Municipality in 1956. There is no information that I could find showing when he was elected Mayor.
What was opened/inaugurated?: Saddleback Lookout

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: The Hon. T.L. Lewis MLA Minister for Lands and Mines

Date of the opening/inauguration?: 19th March 1966

Website about the person: [Web Link]

Website about the location: Not listed

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