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10-May-2016 (Arthur Garland)
10-May-2016 (Arthur Garland)

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The plaque commemorates J. E. Bicheno, the Colonial Secretary who died in 1851, after whom the town is named. The plaque is located on a gun which was orginally located at the site of the Bicheno War Memorial but has since been relocated to the Bicheno RSL. 

In September 1842 Bicheno was appointed Colonial Secretary of Van Diemen's Land at a salary of £1200. Of all the early colonial secretaries in Van Diemen's Land, his personal views were least reflected in the official records of his department.

Bicheno was also an author and had an interest in botany. After a short illness he died in Hobart on 25 February 1851.

Location

Address:Sinclair Street, Bicheno R.S.L. and Bowls Club, Bicheno, 7215
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.877085
Long: 148.298048
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 27th December, 1975
Front Inscription

This Town Was Named In Honour Of
J. E. BICHENO ESQ.,
COLONIAL SECRETARY
Died 1851.

Unveiled by
M. Lowry,
Member Australian Tourist Commission
27th December, 1975.

Donated By Medallion Restaurant, Hobart

Source: MA
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