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28-September-2015
28-September-2015

A plaque commemorates barrister and politician, Sir Littleton Ernest Groom.  

Sir Littleton Ernest Groom, KCMG (22 April 1867 – 6 November 1936) was an Australian Commonwealth Minister, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Australia's 10th longest serving federal Parliamentarian (33 years and one month). He was a member of every non-Australian Labor Party ministry from 1905 to 1926.

He was a liberal protectionist, who believed in the extension of federal powers, but became increasingly opposed to the Australian Labor Party's socialist agenda.

Location

Address:45 Constitution Avenue, St John the Baptist Anglican Church, Reid, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.28715
Long: 149.139987
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Federal
Link: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonl…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 15th April, 1938
Front Inscription

                   Sacred
                        To
                the Memory of
the Hon. SIR LITTLETON ERNEST GROOM
K.C.M.G., K.C., M.A., L.L.M., M.P.,
Who Died At Canberra Nov. 6th 1936.
       A Distinguished Statesman
            A Devoted Churchman
A Worshipper In This Church For Many Years
"I Know That My Redeemer Liveth."

 

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