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12-July-2015
12-July-2015

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A monument commemorates Severin Berner (Barney) Andreassen who was a pioneer settler in North Queensland.  

Location

Address:Island Point Road, Port Douglas, 4877
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -16.482601
Long: 145.467808
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 17th June, 1989
Front Inscription

This cairn is erected to honour a pioneer of North Queensland 
Severin Berner (Barney) Andreassen 
1863 - 1937

A native of Norway, he came to Australia in 1884, to Cooktown, then to Port Douglas and Mowbray River.  During an active life as a mariner and then a farmer, he gave 19 years of voluntary service to the Douglas Shire as Councillor 1914 - 1927 and Chairman 1927 - 1933.

Unveiled by his grandson Severin Berner Andreassen III

17. 6. 89

Source: MA
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