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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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - Colonial|
Lucus Spes Etern
Sacred to the memory of John Beaumont Esqr.
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.
Died 19 Dec 1872 Aged 83.
He arrived in the colony in 1813, and in 1818 was appointed naval officer
Afterwards Treasurer Provost Marshal,
Sheriff, and Registrar of Deeds. He was a warm friend and died universally respected.