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Fred Jackson Reserve

Fred Jackson Reserve, Garden City. Photo by David Thompson.
Fred Jackson Reserve, Garden City. Photo by David Thompson.

Fred Jackson Reserve is positioned at the head of Centre Avenue in Garden City, bounded by The Bend, Batman Road, Cumberland Road and the Ada Mary a’Beckett Childrens Centre.

Frederick Caton Jackson was Town Clerk of Port Melbourne from 1973 to 1988. He was born on 19 February 1931 and died on 24 November 1997.

The dedication plaque placed on a small concrete plinth in the reserve under a red flowering gum tree reads

In loving memory of
19-2-1931 – 24-11-1997
Town Clerk
City of Port Melbourne
1973 – 1988
Loved & Remembered Always


  • Janet Bolitho
    Posted February 16, 2019 12.18 pm 0Likes

    When the plaque was re-located in 2011, a red flowering gum was planted alongside as this tree was a particular favourite of Mr Jackson.

    • David Thompson
      Posted February 16, 2019 6.47 pm 0Likes

      Thanks Janet! I’d heard that but couldn’t find a reference to include it in the story. So glad you have confirmed it.

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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet and work, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.