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Frederick John Rose : 14-June-2013
Frederick John Rose : 14-June-2013
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Frederick Rose who became totally deaf from scarlet fever at the age of 4, opened the first school for deaf children in Victoria in 1860.

The memorial plaque was placed on Rose`s grave on the 130th anniversary of the opening of the first school.


Address:Dandenong Road , St Kilda Cemetery, Other Denominations Compartment C Grave 175, St Kilda East, 3183
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.859545
Long: 145.002672
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 12th November, 1990
Front Inscription

A tribute to Frederick John Rose
Born 21st September 1831  Died 1st December 1920

A pioneer of deaf education in Australia, who was deaf himself 
A founder of the Victorian School for Deaf Children

Also buried here are :
Elizabeth Rose (mother) D. 7.8.1891. aged 90 years
Elizabeth Manning Rose (wife)  D. 24.9.1913, aged 79 years
Ellen Blanche Rose (daughter) D. 15.7.1920, aged 53 years
Emma Anne Duncan (sister) D. 27.8.1927, aged 82 years
Frederick William Moss Rose (son) D.27.7.1929, aged 60 years

Emma Lousie Rose (daughter) D. 5.6.1949, aged 86 years, cremated at Springvale - Ashes scattered.

Memorial erected by Australian Association of Welfare Workers with the Deafr with financial assistance from organisations associated with deafness.

Unveiled 12th November, 1990 by a senior student of the school

Source: MA
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