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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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 15th June, 1988|
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