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The monument erected over the grave commemorates Doctor Thomas Rowlands, who came to Ipswich in 1854.

Dr. Rowlands was an accomplished surgeon who also ran a busy medical practice in Ipswich. He identified microfilaria in the urine of a patient which was said to be of great interest to Joseph Bancroft.  When he died in 1876 at the age of 54, his funeral procession was 2km in length. A poem was written in his honour and several public meetings were held to raise money for a suitable memorial. His wife Emily died in the same year.

Location

Address:Warwick & Cemetery Roads, Ipswich Cemetery, Ipswich, 4305
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.630378
Long: 152.759744
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Medicine
Source: MA
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