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31-October-2015
31-October-2015

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

A museum commemorates Robert O’Hara Burke, the police superintendent at Beechworth from 1854 to 1858, who died in 1861, while on the Burke and Wills expedition from Melbourne to northern Australia.

A decision was made by the residents of Beechworth to build a memorial to him and this resulted in the extension of the existing library building in 1863. This became known as the Robert O’Hara Burke Memorial Museum. In 1874 a memorial stained glass window by the Melbourne firm, Ferguson and Urie, was installed in the rear wall of the building.

Location

Address:Loch Street, Beechworth, 3747
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.356389
Long: 146.691111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1861
Source: MA
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