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Sir Albert Lind : 15-August-2011
Sir Albert Lind : 15-August-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Bridge commemorating Sir Albert Lind, M.L.A. Lind was a councillor for the East Riding of Bairnsdale Shire in 1914-25 (president, 1917-18) and was known as a forceful advocate of greater government responsibility for rural road-works.

In October 1920, as a Victorian Farmers` Union candidate, he won the Legislative Assembly seat of Gippsland East and quickly made his presence felt in debates. He constantly championed his electorate, advocating road and rail extension, the development of a port at Lakes Entrance, and the opening up of forest reserves to sawmillers, as well as forest conservation and reafforestation. In 1926 two national parks east of Orbost were named the Albert and the Lind national parks after him.

In 1922 he became a member of the select committee for electricity supply and later of the Railways Standing Committee and the Parliamentary Printing Committee. He was also chairman of the Unemployment and Relief Council.

Location

Address:Bullumwaal Road, Mitchell River,Lind Bridge, Wy Yung, 3875
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.814025
Long: 147.617678
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 20th October, 1960
Front Inscription

Lind Bridge named in honour of Sir Albert Lind K.B., M.L.A.

Officially opened by Mr. D. V. Darwin M.M. M.C.E. Chairman Country Roads Board 20-10-1960

Source: MA,VMR,ADB
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