The Harry Springett Rotunda - Bowral, NSW
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena
S 34° 28.710 E 150° 25.200
56H E 263057 N 6181765
Quick Description: The Harry Springett Rotunda located in Corbett Gardens was officially opened on 22nd December 1996.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 12/21/2014 3:37:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMN3VZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bon Echo
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Long Description:
Born at Mittagong in 1916, Harry Springett was a patriarch of Bowral’s prominent Springett family, responsible for the establishment of numerous business and community ventures within the district including Springetts’ Arcade and Bowral Tulip Time.

In 1976, he received an MBE for his 38 years service to the community through Local Government.

He served on Bowral Municipal Council from 1946 to 1980, including a record term of 11 years as mayor and nine years as deputy mayor.

The rotunda is located in Corbett Gardens which are famous for their display of tulips over Spring & mature trees.

Jim Tuddenham was a councillor when the Wingecarribee Shire Council was formed in 1981 with the amalgamation of Mittagong, Bowral & the former Wingecarribee Shire Council. He served on council until the 1999 elections were held. He was the Mayor for two terms from September 1995 to September 1997. He also served for a year as deputy Mayor.

He was a delegate to the then Illawarra County Council, Deputy Director on the Illawarra County Council, a Director on the Board of the Bowral and District Hospital and Chairman of the Moss Vale Livestock Centre Management Board.

He died in Mildura on 14 November 2008, aged 87.

Information regarding Harry Springett was obtained from an article in the Southern Highland News dated Jan. 16 2001 here (visit link)

Information about Jim Tuddenham was obtained from a PDF document recording the minutes of an Ordinary Council Meeting held 26 November 2008, with the website below.

The plaque is worded:

The Harry Springett Rotunda

Wingecarribee Council acknowledges with gratitude and appreciation 50 years of continuous service to local government and the community by Harry Springett M.B.E.

Officially opened by Clr Jim Tuddenham Mayor of Wingecarribee Council 22nd December 1996

"Service above self"
What was opened/inaugurated?: The Harry Springett Rotunda

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: Clr Jim Tuddenham, Mayor of Bowral

Date of the opening/inauguration?: 12/22/1996

Website about the location: [Web Link]

Website about the person: [Web Link]

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