Centenary of Commencement of Duty on Thursday IslandPrint Page
Plaque erected to mark the location of a time capsule placed to commemorate the centenary of commencement of duty on Thursday Island by Lieutenant H.M.Chester in 1877.
H.M.Chester was appointed Police Magistrate on Thursday Island, with the subsidiary offices of sub-collector of customs and harbourmaster, on the 20th July 1877.
|Address:||Douglas Street, Anzac Memorial Park , Thursday Island, 4875|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -10.583773|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||20-July-1877|
|Actual Event End Date:||20-July-1977|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 10th July, 1977|
ON 10TH JULY 1977 THE HON. J. BJELKE-PETERSEN PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND PLACED A TIME-CAPSULE BENEATH THIS PLAQUE. THIS WAS TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY OF THE COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY ON THURSDAY ISLAND BY LIEUTENANT H.M. CHESTER FIRST RESIDENT POLICE MAGISTRATE ON 20TH JULY 1877 IT IS INTENDED THAT THIS CAPSULE BE OPENED IN JULY 2027.
This plaque donated by
The National Trust of Queensland.