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Elson Bench
Elson Bench

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A park bench commemorates the founders of public transport in Redcliffe in 1922.

Hubert Arthur Elson was born in 1884 son of James Thomas Elson and Hannah Maria Farmer. Hubert arrived on the Redcliffe Peninsula in 1919 to operate the Redcliffe Hotel (The Ambassador). Recognizing the need for public transport on the Peninsula Mr. Elson tried to encourage other business men to begin a bus service. When this was unsuccessful he began to operate the Redcliffe Petrie Motor Service in 1922 taking people from Woody Point, Redcliffe and Scarborough to the Petrie Railway Station.


Address:Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe, 4020
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.225278
Long: 153.115
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

        In Honour Of
      H.A & I.ELSON
Founders of Public Transport
      Redcliffe 1922

Source: MA
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