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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.
|Address:||Frederick Street, Portion 7 Section 45 Grave 10, Toowong Cemetery, Toowong, 4066|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.4775|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||23-March-1877|
|Actual Event End Date:||23-March-1877|
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.
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