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A monument erected by the Royal Geographical Society commemorates the centenary of the handing over of Beaumont Common to the people by Sir Samuel Davenport in 1849.
To commemorate the centenary of the handing over of Beaumont Common in trust to of of Beaumont, for their enjoyment, the president of the SA branch of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Sir Herbert Mayo) unveiled a bronze plaque at the common on Saturday morning. Sir Herbert Mayo said that Sir Samuel Davenport, who on July 12, 1849 had handed the common over to the people of Beaumont, was ''the first and founding president of the Royal Geographical Society in this State."
After the ceremony, which was attended by members of both Houses of State Parliament, Burnside councillors, and residents, Sir Herbert Mayo and Professor Cleland each planted native Australian tree.
The Advertiser (Adelaide), 18 July 1949.
|Address:||The Common, Beaumont Common, Beaumont, 5066|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.947889|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||12-July-1849|
|Actual Event End Date:||12-July-1949|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 16th July, 1949|
Beaumont Common Centenary
On 12th July, 1849 Sir Samuel Davenport vested this common in trustees, in perpetuity, for the enjoyment of the inhabitants of the village of Beaumont.
Erected 16th July, 1949