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04-November-2013
04-November-2013

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A 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.

Location

Address:Macarthur Street, 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 Humffray 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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