Bowral Commemorative Wall
Public Art: Bowral Commemorative Wall
Description : It is evident from the moment you walk
around the commemorative wall, that it is a labour of love. The wall features around 130 people who have made
a lasting impact on the community of Bowral. Bronze plaques tell the tales of ordinary folk, heroes and
Date Unveiled : The wall was unveiled on the 21st of
Location: The Bowral Commemorative Wall is located in
the park at the corner of Mittagong Rd. & Merrigang St, Bowral. New South Wales.
Funded by : The wall was a gift from Ted Springett
and his family to the Bowral community.
Background : The Commemoration Wall marks the history
of Bowral and recognises the contribution by local residents over the last hundred years.
On Ted Springett's 85th birthday the community celebrated with the unveiling of the Bowral
community wall. A gift from Ted. Ted and his family not only contributed finacially but Ted also spent 12 months
researching the history of the area and the 130 people featured on the wall. yes, it was also Ted who designed
and physically built the wall with the help of local trades’ people who kindly donated their time to the cause.
The Springett family has been contributors to the Bowral district for over a century. Ted Springett
was also the subject of a relief sculpture unveiled within the Commemoration Wall area. His sculpturelies alongside
other local heroes Sir Donald Bradman and Commonwealth Games gold medalist in the marathon, Heather Turland.
Ted Springett passed away in 2012 at the age of 92.
Springrett family introduce sliced bread to Bowral in the 1950s.
Ted's brother Harry best remembered quote "If you rest you rust,"
Bowral's Commemoration Wall
Officially opened by:
Councillor Gordon Lewis
Mayor Wingecarribee Shire Council
21st August 2005
Proudly donated to Bowral by
The Springett Family
Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Musician, Magician and business man. Ted has been passionately dedicated
to Bowral community for over 60 years. His many achievements have included: creation of Springetts
Arcade, establishing Tulip Time, erecting the Harry Springett Band Rotunda in Corbett Gardens,
rebuilding the War Memorial & this commemoration Wall.
In 204 Ted established the Springett Family Trust in perpetuity, for research into cot death (SIDS),
& to the benefit of disadvantage youth and the elderly in this district.
"A Legend In His Lifetime"
Proudly Inserted by Peter Tyree & Family
The Springet Twins
Harry & Tony Springett were born in Mittagong in 1916 arriving in Bowral in 1926 with their parents
Harry & Anne, & two brothers Ted & Bob. The twins became important citizens and Harry
served in New Guinea in World War II. On returning, he served on councils for 50 years & mayor on
several occasions. He was chairman of the Berrima County Council and Illawarra Electrical Commission,
foundation member of Apex, past president of Bowral Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. In 1976 he
was presented with an MBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for community service.
He died in 2001. Twin brother Tony, ran the Springett Corial Works until sold in 1968. A keen horseman,
Tony served many years on the Bong Bong Picnic Race Club. He was a foundation member of the Bowral
Lions Club and died in 1999.