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04-June-2019
04-June-2019

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
The plaque acknowledges the contribution made by Des Burton who gave Quilpie outstanding community service. The plaque is located on a boulder opal display which was presented to the Quilpie Shire Council by the family in his memory.

Des Burton established Quilpie as a centre for the boulder opal industry through his company Quilpie Opals. 

Location

Address:51-53 Brolga Street, Quilpie Visitor Information Centre, Museum & Gallery, Quilpie, 4480
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.613583
Long: 144.26741
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Front Inscription
      Presented to 
QUILPIE SHIRE COUNCIL
             by
THE BURTON FAMILY 
     In memory of 
   Desmond Burton

Des Burton established Quilpie as a centre for the boulder opal industry and through his company Quilpie Opals popularised the name of the town of Quilpie and the boulder opal industry.

Quilpie Shire Council acknowledges the contribution of Des Burton who gave Quilpie outstanding community service in many areas. 
 
Source: MA
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