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04-November-2013
04-November-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Headstone at grave commemorates John Basson Humffray who led in Ballarat the constitutional struggle for political reform in Victoria, and was the first member of Parliament for West Ballarat and the first Minister for Mines. The grave was restored and a new plaque detailing the text on the headstone was placed at the gravesite by the Eureka Stockade Memorial Association in 2006.

Location

Address:Macarthur Street, Ballarat Old Cemetery, Ballarat, 3550
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.54967
Long: 143.849293
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial

Dedication

Front Inscription

                  Sacred
           To the memory of
THE HON. JOHN BASSON HUMMFRAY
        Who led in Ballarat
The constitutional struggle for political reform in Victoria
Was the first member for West Ballarat (Grenville)
In the reformed Parliament 
And the first Minister for Mines
        For the said colony
Born at Newtown, Montgomeryshire,
North Wales 17th April 1823
Died in Ballarat 18th March 1891
Y da wneir ydyw ein hoes
Ac wrth hyn bydd cwerth einioes
This tablet and grave enclosure were erected by
The public in memory of valuable services

Source: MA
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