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10-November-2013
10-November-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Seat commemorates historian, Noel Learmonth. 

Learmonth`s first full-scale historical project had been The Portland Bay Settlement (1934), prepared to mark Portland`s centenary. Following his retirement to that city in 1952, his responses to various requests for local histories included The Story of St Stephens (1956), The Story of a Port (1960) and Portland 1800 to 1920 (1966).

His final book, Four Towns and a Survey (1970), included studies of several local towns, first published in the Portland Guardian, and an account of his time on the Mildura railway survey. His pioneering work, meticulously detailed and lucidly written, was recognized by life membership of the Melbourne Anglican Diocesan Historical Society and a fellowship (1962) of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

Location

Address:Cliff Street, Botanic Gardens, Portland, 3305
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.353659
Long: 141.611717
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Education
Monument Manufacturer:Portland Historical Society
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Front Inscription

Erected by the Portland Historical Society to honour Noel F. Learmonth, historian and naturalist, 1880 - 1970

Source: MA,VMR,ADB,RHSV
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