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Monument with a non-functioning fountain commemorates politician, Charles Meredith, who represented Hobart Town in 1861-62.
Meredith was colonial treasurer from February to April 1857 in Gregson`s ministry and under Whyte from January 1863 to November 1866; from November 1872 to August 1873 he was minister of lands and works under Innes, and under Reibey was colonial treasurer from 20 July 1876 to 9 August 1877, and minister for lands and works from 21 July to 21 August 1876.
He was chairman of committees in 1875-76. In June 1879 he resigned because of heart disease. An advocate of free trade, he was also active in preserving native flora and fauna and introduced a bill to protect the black swan from extinction.
A drinking-fountain is being erected in the Domain as a monument to the late Hon. Charles Meredith.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 26th August 1885.
|Address:||Liverpool & Aberdeen Streets, Queens Domain near Aquatic Centre, Hobart, 7000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.876226|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - Colonial|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 27th November, 1885|
Born 1811 Died 1880