Robert O`Hara BurkePrint Page
A window 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 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.
|Address:||Loch Street, Burke Museum, Beechworth, 3747|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.356389|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - Colonial|
|Monument Designer:||Ferguson & Urie (North Melbourne, VIC)|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1874|