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Tombstone over grave commemorates snake handler Ram Chandra (1921-1998). A park was also named in his honour. 

Born Edward Ramsamy in New South Wales to Indian parents, he took the name Ram Chandra when he joined the sideshow as a snake handler. He came to prominence with his work on the taipan. He is acknowledged as one of the driving forces behind the development of the taipan antivenene. For his efforts, Ram Chandra received the British Empire Medal and the Order of Australia. In later life he became partially paralysed from the waist down from the cumulative effects of snake bites, and had to give away snake handling.


Address:Cemetery Road, Mackay Cemetery, Mackay, 4740
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -21.14567
Long: 149.164598
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 31st July, 1999
Source: MA
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