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24-September-2018
24-September-2018
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The plaque commemorates members and staff who have contributed to the RT Health Fund since 1889.

In 1889, a group of railway employees got together to form a cooperative. Each person regularly contributed a small amount of money to a fund that would be used to help out any of the group members if they needed a hand with expenses related to illness or injury. Incredibly, that cooperative went on to form Australia's first registered health fund, now known as rt health fund.

Note: Thallon House, dedicated in 2012, was named in honour of James Forsayth Thallon, former Queensland Commissioner of Railways from 1902  to 1911. 

 

Location

Address:97 Edward Street, Thallon House, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.470247
Long: 153.029211
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1889

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 23rd May, 2012
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Thallon House

Dedicated On 23 May 2012

Named in honour of James Forsayth Thallon, Commissioner of Railways 1902 - 1911.

Dedicated to the members and staff who have contributed to RT Health Fund Since 1889.

Source: MA
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