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Alfred William Howitt : 15-August-2011
Alfred William Howitt : 15-August-2011
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A bas relief plaque, located on the Eastwood suburb entrance on Howitt Avenue, commemorates the explorer Alfred William Howitt (1830-1908).

Howitt was born in Nottingham, England, the son of authors William Howitt and Mary Botham. He came to the Victorian gold fields in 1852 with his father and brother to visit his uncle, Godfrey Howitt. Initially, Howitt was a geologist in Victoria; later, he worked as a gold warden in North Gippsland. Howitt went on to be appointed Police magistrate & Warden Crown Lands Commissioner; later still, he held the position of Secretary of the Mines Department. He died in 1908 in Bairnsdale

 

Location

Address:Bullumwaal Road & Howitt Avenue, Eastwood, Bairnsdale, 3875
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.814137
Long: 147.617839
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Link: http://adb.anu.edu.au/

Dedication

Front Inscription

ALFRED WILLIAM HOWITT
C.M.G., D.Sc., Cantab and Melb
       1830 - 1908

Explorer, Scientist, Geologist,
Anthropologist, Botanist

MAGISTRATE GIPPSLAND
     1865 - 1886

Source: MA, ADB
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