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22-April-2018
22-April-2018

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The monument commemorates the goldfields pioneer and politician, Robert Benson.

Robert "Pump Handle" Benson was a well known agitator on the goldfields from Castlemaine to Bendigo. He was a stalwart of the Land Reform League and the Miners Protection Society.

Location

Address:Holdsworth Road & Plumridge Street, White Hills Cemetery, White Hills, 3550
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.728961
Long: 144.298628
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:September-1860
Front Inscription

In memory of Robert Benson who departed this life June 11th 1860

Aged 69 years

This memorial has been raised by the people of Bendigo

September 1860

Source: MA,VMR
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