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Buildings within the University of Tasmania commemorate Sir James Plimsoll, a former Governor of Tasmania from October 1982 to May 1987.
Sir James Plimsoll AC, CBE, KStJ (25 April 1917 – 8 May 1987) was an Australian diplomat and Governor of Tasmania. Plimsoll became Governor of Tasmania in 1982. He was only the second bachelor to serve in the office, and, as well as pursuing a punishingly busy schedule of community engagements, took on all the patronages normally held by the Governor's spouse. He was hugely popular in the State and his appointment was extended at the end of five years. Plimsoll's sudden death in office in May 1987 was greeted with widespread mourning. He was accorded a State Funeral at St David's Cathedral in Hobart, attended by the Governor-General and four other State Governors.
|Address:||Hunter Street, Hobart, 7000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.881836|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||01-October-1982|
|Actual Event End Date:||08-May-1987|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 26th June, 1989|
The Sir James Plimsoll Buildings
In memory of Sir James Plimsoll, AC, CBE, Governor of Tasmania from 1 October 1982 to 8 May 1987
This plaque was unveiled on 26 June 1989 by the Hon. Robin Gray, MHA, Premier of Tasmania.
The Hon. Sir Guy Green, KBE Chancellor
Professor A. Lazenby, AO Vice-Chancellor