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Centenary of Commencement of Duty : 03-03-2013
Centenary of Commencement of Duty : 03-03-2013

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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.

Location

Address:Douglas Street, Anzac Memorial Park , Thursday Island, 4875
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -10.583773
Long: 142.216441
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Colonial
Actual Event STart Date:20-July-1877
Actual Event End Date:20-July-1977

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th July, 1977
Front Inscription

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.

Source: MA
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