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A monument commemorates John Beaumont , a 19th-century naval officer and public servant  who explored the area in 1817.

He was also the Treasurer,  Provost Marshal,  Sheriff, and Registrar of Deeds of the Colony.


Address:Highland Lakes Road, Meina Dam, Meina, 7030
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.980036
Long: 146.727702
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial


Front Inscription

Lucus Spes Etern

Sacred to the memory of John Beaumont Esqr.

Plaque :

This John, historians relate gave signal service to the State in many fields.  He was the first to cast his eye and slate his thirst upon the noble inland sea where he now spends eternity.


Left Side Inscription

Died 19 Dec 1872 Aged 83.  

He arrived in the colony in 1813, and in 1818 was appointed naval officer

Back Inscription

Afterwards Treasurer  Provost Marshal,


Right Side Inscription
Sheriff, and Registrar of Deeds.  He was a warm friend and died universally respected.
Source: MA
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