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01-December-2013
01-December-2013

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A tree commemorates the 150th anniversary of the arrival in Australia in 1830 of Dr. Alexander Gamack, a Colonial Surgeon. The plaque was erected beneath the tree on the 100th anniversary of his death. 

Dr Alexander Gamack arrived in the colony of New South Wales from Scotland in 1830 aged 21 years. In November that year, he was appointed Colonial Surgeon of the Norfolk Island penal colony where he remained until his return to the mainland in 1836.

After a very successful career, Dr Gamack became Surgeon-General at the Port Macquarie penal settlement and following a stint in the Windsor-Parramatta area, he returned to Port Macquarie to retire and graze cattle until his death in 1888.
 

Location

Address:Hay Street, Port Macquarie, 2444
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.431667
Long: 152.909722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Medicine

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 3rd November, 1980
Front Inscription

This Tree Was Planted On 3 November, 1980
To Mark The 150th Anniversary Of
The Arrival In Australia Of 
DR ALEXANDER GAMACK,
Colonial Surgeon

This Plaque Was Erected To Record
The 100th Anniversary Of His Death In
Port Macquarie On 15 February, 1888.


 

Source: MA
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