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James Mooney Memorial
James Mooney Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Monument over grave commemorates volunteer fireman James Mooney who was killed by an exploding cask of spirits while fighting a fire at Hughes Grocery Store in 1877. His monument was financed by public subscription.

On the day of Mooney`s funeral it was suggested that a public subscription be launched to raise a monument over Mooney`s grave. The canvassers included the grocer who owned the shop where Mooney was mortally burned and executive members of the City Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Location

Address:Frederick Street, Portion 7 Section 45 Grave 10, Toowong Cemetery, Toowong, 4066
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.4775
Long: 152.984444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire
Actual Event STart Date:23-March-1877
Actual Event End Date:23-March-1877

Dedication

Front Inscription

           ERECTED
                BY
            PUBLIC
    SUBSCRIPTION
TO THE MEMORY OF

JAMES THOMAS MOONEY
Eldest And Beloved Son Of 
ROSA And The Late JOSEPH MOONEY,
Of This City,
Born At New York January 6th 1855  
And Died March 25, 1877
From Injuries Received, While Nobly
Performing His Duty As A Member Of The
CITY VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE
At A Fire In Queen St, March 23, 1877.
      Aged 22 Years.
      Requiescat In Pax

Source: MA
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