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George Sangster
George Sangster

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George Sangster has numerous positions and he opposed participation in the Boer War and federation, supported the White Australia Policy and refused to attend the retiring Governor`s banquet because he believed the money would be better spent providing jobs.

As a local councillor he constantly sought better conditions for local workers and better schools for their children. Monument consists of a ship`s anchor and plaque


Address:Princes, Raglan & Nott Streets, George Sangster Reserve, Port Melbourne, 3207
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.834268
Long: 144.944377
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 15th June, 1988
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Erected by the Seamen`s Union of Australia and the City or Port Melbourne in recognition of a lifetime of service and struggle by George Sangster 1845 to 1915.

A passionate advocate of union labour movements and a tireless worker for his beloved maritime Port Melbourne.

Founding Victorian Secretary of the Seamen`s Union of Australia, 1872. Councillor, City of Port Melbourne 1893-1894.

President Trades Hall Council 1894-1895. State member of Parliament (Port Melbourne) 1895-1915

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