The Granite Bench

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In 1953, a massive and beautiful red granite seat, designed by Past President Percy Oakley was placed in the Park to acknowledge the work of friends Paul Harris and Angus Mitchell. The seat bears the inscription:

Erected by the Rotary Club of Melbourne

to commemorate the work of Rotary's Founder

Paul Harris

and of Angus S. Mitchell

the first Australian President of Rotary International

October, 1953

Sir Angus Mitchell (seated); the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Councill R. Solly (centre); and Sir John Reid at the presentation of the Granite Seat to the Rotary Park of Remembrance, 1953.

Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammer Rotary Park

Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammer, President Rotary International 2005-06, 2004

K.R. 'Ravi' Ravindran, President of Rotary International, 2015-16 (left); and Rotary Melbourne President Kevin Sheehan, 2019.

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