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Tombstone erected by the North Queensland Racing Association commemorates Robert Russell founder of the Association and Secretary of the Towers Jockey Club who died in 1910.

In 1878, Robert Russell was appointed Secretary of the Towers Jockey Club a position he held until his death. He was also instrumental in forming the North Queensland Racing Association in 1885 and held the position of Chairman for 12 years.

He was a keen politician and was elected Mayor of Charters Towers three times.

Location

Address:Gregory Development Road, Section 27, Cemetery, Charters Towers, 4820
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.044167
Long: 146.245556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

In loving memory of
ROBERT RUSSELL
beloved husband of Emma Russell
born at Dunnie, Scotland 14th January 1852,
died 23rd August 1910.

Erected as a mark of respect by the North Queensland Racing Association

Source: MA
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