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25-July-2014
25-July-2014

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth
A 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".

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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