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24-April-2016
24-April-2016

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A monument commemorates Professor John S. Turner (1908-1991), botanist and conservationist who was the founding member, president and patron of the Save the Dandenongs League.

John Turner was Professor of Botany and Plant Physiology, University of Melbourne 1938-1973 and quickly assumed leadership in the field of conservation. Involvement in the conservation movement included foundation member, Victorian National Parks Association 1952, foundation member, Australian Conservation Foundation 1965, early member, Victorian Land Conservation Council 1970 and Environmental Studies Association, founding member and chairman, National Trust Landscape Classification Committee. 

 

Location

Address:Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Kalorama Park, Mount Dandenong, 3767
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.817991
Long: 145.367081
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Science
Link: http://adb.anu.edu.au/

Dedication

Front Inscription

                 In Memory Of
               PROFESSOR 
    JOHN S. TURNER , O.B.E.
Founding Member 1950, President 1959 - 1982
             And Patron Of
SAVE THE DANDENONGS LEAGUE
The Dandenongs Owe Much To This Distinguished
Man Of Vision Who Fought For The Preservation
Of Our Natural Heritage.
Kalorama Park Is An Example Of
His And The League`s Foresight.
         Died 9. 5. 1991.

Source: MA, ADB
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