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A plaque 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, St Martin`s House, Brisbane, 4000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.464186|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - Colonial|
|Monument Designer:||J. H. Buckeridge (Diocesan Architect) , Mr J Petrie|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||October-1889|
Sir Anthony Musgrave G. C. M. G.
For five years Governor of Queensland
"Faithful unto death"
Erected by his personal friends as a record of their esteem for a noble character