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Memorial tablet erected by friends commemorates Sir Anthony Musgrave, Governor of Queensland. 

After six years as governor of Jamaica, Musgrave became Governor of Queensland on 21 July 1883. With (Sir) Samuel Griffith, who became Premier in November, he shared a deep enthusiasm for Australian Federation and a concern for the protection of primitive peoples. He ridiculed colonial fears of German influence in New Guinea and distrusted the motives of the sugar interests but accepted the establishment of a protectorate over southern New Guinea in 1884. Musgrave was at the point of retiring from the colonial service when he died at his desk in Brisbane on 9 October 1888.


Address:373 Ann Street, St John`s Cathedral, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.464186
Long: 153.029556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Monument Designer:J. H. Buckeridge (Diocesan Architect) , Mr J Petrie


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:October-1889
Source: MA, ADB
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