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Samuel Mauger : 14-June-2011
Samuel Mauger : 14-June-2011

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Commemorates the former Postmaster-General, founder of the Anti-sweating Labour League of Victoria, founding member of the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Board, president of the Total Abstinence Society and for many years a driving force in the prison reform movement. He was also a foundation member of the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade Board, and for many years served as a volunteer fire fighter.

In 1901 Mauger was elected to represent Melbourne Ports in the House of Representatives at the first federal election. After a redistribution in 1906 he was elected to the seat of Maribyrnong which he held until his defeat in 1910. He was a minister without portfolio and Postmaster-General in the second Deakin Ministry.


Address:Victoria Parade & Lansdowne Street, Eastern Hill Fire Station Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.808372
Long: 144.977744
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Federal


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th June, 1937
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Erected by commonwealth admirers in memory of Samuel Mauger Born 1857 - Died 1936.

Industrial, prison, temperance & social reformer. He gave his life in the service of mankind.
This memorial is erected to commemorate the life and achievement of one who spent his years in seeking to serve his fellow men.

“Go thou and do likewise”’

26th June 1937

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