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23-September-2014
23-September-2014

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The cairn was erected by the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Queensland Branch and the townspeople, in memory of the founder of Irvinebank, John Moffat.

John Moffat (1841 – 1918) was a Scottish-born entrepreneur who developed a mining and industrial empire around Loudoun Mill and Irvinebank in North Queensland which drove the development of north-eastern Australia. John Moffat lived in Irvinebank from 1884 to 1912 and from there helped spur the development of north-eastern Australia by building mines, mills, smelters, towns, railways, tramways, aerial cableways and other infrastructure.

Note: The date on the inscription plaque says the 24th May 1950 which was originally to be the date of the unveiling. 

 

Location

Address:Herberton-Petford Road, School of Arts, Irvinebank, 4887
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.428235
Long: 145.204672
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 27th May, 1950
Front Inscription

      In Memory Of 
Charitable And Philanthropic
    JOHN MOFFATT
Mining Pioneer, North Queensland
Founded Irvinebank 1880
Born Scotland, May 1841
Died Toowoomba, June 28, 1918
The Children Ended Their Prayers With
   God bless John Moffatt
Unveiled May 24, 1950.

Source: MA, ADB
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