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A memorial on grave commemorates snake handler Ram Chandra.
Born Edward Ramsany 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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 31st July, 1999|