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Bancroft Memorial
Bancroft Memorial

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Memorial commemorates Dr Joseph and Thomas Lane Bancroft , medical pioneers and researchers.

Dr Joseph Bancroft was house-surgeon to the Brisbane Hospital. He had a strong interest in natural history and agriculture. He was the first president of the Section of Hygiene and Public Health of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. President, Queensland branch, British Medical Association, which later founded a Bancroft memorial lecture and medal in his honour. The worm, Filaria bancrofti, was named after him. His son Thomas Lane Bancroft, was a well-known doctor and naturalist and included in his work, studies on parasitology and the Queensland lung-fish. His most important discoveries were related to mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases, especially dengue fever - he identified the mosquito that carried the disease (Aeses aegypti mosquito). He researched the mosquitos at Deception Bay between 1894-1904.

Location

Address:Captain Cook Parade, Bancroft Park, Deception Bay, 4508
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.179067
Long: 153.029023
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Science
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1963
Front Inscription

          In Memory Of
JOSEPH BANCROFT. M.D.
           1836 - 1894
Citizen Scientist And Great Colonial Doctor
            And Of His Son
THOMAS LANE BANCROFT . M.B. Ch.M.
           1860 -1933
Who So Ably Carried On His Father`s Work.
These Two Great Men Internationally Known
For Their Work On Filiariasis Lived Here
At Deception Bay For Many Years And
Much Of Their Research And Experimental Work
Was Done In This Neighbourhood.

This Memorial Was Erected By The Queensland Branch
Of The British Medical Association
With The Co-operation Of
The Caboolture Historical Society.

Source: MA,ADB
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