Installation of the Equine Walk of Fame Plaques

Installation of the Equine Walk of Fame Plaques

Featured Image: Allan Greer’s ‘Map’ of the installation of the Equine Walk of Fame Plaques

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I wish to commend both Chloe Leake and Allan Greer of the UHSC for driving this long-standing concept to conclusion. They’ve been a breath of fresh air after some chronic pettifogging. It’s been a protracted incubation. It’s my belief that this tribute to our eclectic heritage will prevail for at least this century and perhaps the next? I’ve stated earlier that the current makeover of Kelly Street is the greatest since the construction of the Great North Road between 1926 – 1832. This was at the behest of then 6th. Governor of the Colony of NSW, Sir Ralph Darling. It may be significant that he made land grants to his brothers-in-law, Henry and William Dumaresq who owned properties in the Upper Hunter (St Helier’s, Muswellbrook and St Aubins, Scone) plus New England (Tillibuster & Saumarez, Armidale).

The present revitalisation of Kelly Street is no accident. It’s taken well over 20 years’ consistent lobbying to remove the heavy vehicles, ‘unnecessary’ through traffic and construct a bypass. Despite protracted ‘official’ opposition from local government of both elected and employed personnel this was eventually achieved. I’m inordinately proud to have been in the vanguard of the ‘troops’ since inception.

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