|Boer War Memorial Kiosk, Charters Towers, 2012. Image: T. Fielding.|
|Boer War Memorial Kiosk in 2000. Image: T. Fielding.|
An estimated 7,000 people attended the official opening of the park on 13th October 1910. Celebrations went right through the day and well into the night. The Mayor, S.H. Thorp conducted the ceremony, which was followed by a promenade concert. The band rotunda, the fountain and the memorial kiosk were fully lit, ensuring ‘the scene was a brilliant one’.In the 1990s my late Grandfather, Alby Wilder, told me about his memories of
|Boer War Memorial Kiosk, Charters Towers.|
Photo: James Cook University.
"I remember as a little fellow -
. It’s a beautiful park - it’s still there today. It had a rotunda. I always remember a little bridge that you walked over and ducks swimming around and on a Sunday they had a band playing. They had red jackets, tunics with brass buttons and big hats on and the women would have their parasols and long dresses on and everybody would be mooching around on the grass... walking here and walking there and the band would be playing. I can remember that. That was a terrific time I thought. We go back that way sometimes and pull into the park and reminisce. Even though I was only small I can still remember all the good feelings. It has stayed with me all this time." Lissner Park
|Rotunda in Lissner Park, Charters Towers, 2000. Image: T. Fielding|
Northern Miner, 13/12/1909 and 14/10/1910.