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Plaque erected at the unmarked grave of Captain Henry Bayles Ford and his wife during Victoria's 150th celebration. 

Captain Ford was Superintendent at Cape Otway lighthouse from December 1848 to June 1878. 

Location

Address:College Crescent, Melbourne General Cemetery, Parkville, 3052
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.791833
Long: 144.962006
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

Buried here are Capt. Henry Bayles Ford, died 5th Sept 1893 aged 76; Mary Anne Ford, died 1st Nov. 1915 aged 84. H.B. Ford served as Superintendent of the Cape Otway lighthouse from Dec. 1848 to June 1878.

Located on Victoria's dangerous coastline, this landfall beacon for those completing the long passage from Europe was never allowed to die while in the charge of the Fords. This plaque was unveiled on Dec 10 1985 by the Hon. Mr R.W. Walsh, MLA, Minister for Public Works in the 150th year of the Colony and State. They enabled so many to arrive in safety. This sandstone block came from the Ford's headquarters.

Source: RHSV
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