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25-July-2014
25-July-2014

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth
The plaque commemorates Dr David Keith Ballow, the colonial assistant surgeon, coroner and magistrate who died at the quarantine station in Dunwich in September 1850, after contracting typhus from those on the ship "Emigrant".

The plaque is a replica of one which is located in St John`s Cathedral, Brisbane. 

Location

Address:Wickham Terrace, Ballow Chambers, Spring Hill, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.464667
Long: 153.025898
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

To the memory of 
DAVID KEITH BALLOW 
late Colonial Assistant Surgeon 
Coroner of the district 
and a magistrate of the territory 
who on the arrival in this port 
of the ship "Emigrant" 
having malignant typhus fever 
on board and with which the 
Medical Officer of the vessel 
was seized and subsequently 
          died.
nobly undertook the duties of 
Surgeon Superintendent 
           of the 
Quarantine station at Dunwich 
and fell himself a victim. 

Born at Montrose, Scotland 27th October, 1804
Died 29th September 1850.

Plaque :

This Is A Replica Of A Plaque
In Commemoration Of 
Dr. David Keith Ballow
Which Is In St. John`s Cathedral 
Brisbane.

Source: MA
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