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Monument commemorates author and politician, Edward Abbott.

In 1839 Abbott founded the Hobart Town Advertiser and was its editor and publisher until 1842. He was appointed a police magistrate in 1848 at Kangaroo Point. On 15 September 1856 Abbott was elected to the first House of Assembly as member for Clarence, retaining the seat until 27 January 1864, when he was elected unopposed to the Legislative Council for Cambridge. In 1867 he retired to become usher of the Black Rod. He was warden of Clarence municipality from its inauguration in 1860 until 1868.

His landmark publication was " The English and Australian Cookery Book". Although published pseudonymously, by `an Australian Aristologist`, the book was known to be Abbott`s work. It was a gastronomic miscellany of `the modern cookery of the mother country and the colonies`, and of Continental and Hebrew cookery.


Address:Queen & Scott Streets, Old St Mark`s Church Chapel Cemetery, Bellerive, 7018
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.877661
Long: 147.369199
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

Edward Abbott Esq. who departed this life April 4th 1869 aged 69 years.

He represented the District of Clarence for many years in both Houses of Parliament and was Warden of this Municipality since it`s commencement

This monument is erected by his friends as a testimony to his worth

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