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Sir Albert Dunstan : 08-June-2013
Sir Albert Dunstan : 08-June-2013

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Gates at the entrance to Charlton Park were erected in memory of Sir Albert Dunstan, former Premier of Victoria.

Sir Albert Arthur Dunstan, KCMG (26 July 1882 –14 April 1950) was an Australian politician. A member of the Country Party (now National Party of Australia), Dunstan was the 33rd Premier of Victoria. His term as Premier was the second-longest in the state's history, behind Sir Henry Bolte.

Many tributes to the late Sir Albert Dunstan were paid when a memorial in his honor was unveiled at Charlton on Friday. The memorial gates at the entrance of Charlton Park were officially opened by the Premier of Victoria (Mr. McDonald). The President of the Sir Albert Dunstan Memorial Appeal Committee (Mr.J.J.Cook) said in addition to the gates, the committee had endowed a scholarship at Longrenong Agricultural College in which the late Premier had shown much interest. The Charlton Shire President (Cr. Judd) said that the late Sir Albert was a man whom all respected and the monument to him was symbolic of the man they honoured. 
The Horsham Times (Vic), 8 April 1952.

Location

Address:Calder Highway, Charlton Park, Charlton, 3525
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.26036
Long: 143.35405
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Actual Event STart Date:1882
Actual Event End Date:1950
Link: http://adb.anu.edu.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 4th April, 1952
Front Inscription

STAY O TRAVELLER REMEMBER
SIR ALBERT DUNSTAN 1882 - 1950.
COUNTRYMAN, TEN YEARS PREMIER OF
VICTORIA. M.L.A. FOR KORONG.
WITH SOUND SENSE, SAGACITY AND
SERENITY HE SERVED THE LAND HE LOVED,
PREACHED & PRACTISED THE GOSPEL OF WORK
WITHOUT WHICH MAN NOR NATION PROSPER. 

Source: MA, ADB
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