THE significance of Lennie Gwyther’s epic ride has at once been revealed by the Sydney Harbour Bridge themed information board erected in Centenary Park, Leongatha last Friday.
Part of the labour of love by the Leongatha Business Association and its project committee, the information board completes a lasting tribute to one of the region’s greatest citizens.
Locally, we all know the story of Lennie’s ride, but now, with the distinctive sing clearly visible from the road, behind the bronze statue of
Lennie and his horse Ginger Mick, it all comes together.
“We always wanted to add an information sign but the design by David Trease has come up a treat. Everyone else who supported us has been fantastic.” Said Peter Watchorn.
He said the latest part of the project cost $4500, paying tribute to those who’d added value: Leongatha Business Association, C&L Stainless, Troy Williams Signs, BJS Earthmoving (Brenton Williams), Grant McDonald (McDonald and Roberts), Dave Frease Design, South Gippsland Shire Council (including Ned Dennis and Sophie Dixon), Evans Petroleum, Leongatha Rotary, and Beryl Ferrier (Lennie’s sister, $1000 proceeds from book).