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22-July-2015
22-July-2015

Photographs supplied by Diane Dick

A wall monument commemorates pioneer John Thomas Smith, seven times Mayor of Melbourne, using red bricks from his original cottage built on the land he purchased here.

The monument was erected in 1973 by the Ranelagh Residents' Association. 

Location

Address:Ranelagh Drive, J. T. Smith Reserve, Mount Eliza, 3930
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.184367
Long: 145.087448
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1854
Approx. Event End Date:1854

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1973
Front Inscription

This Memorial Was Erected In 1973
             To Honour
JOHN THOMAS SMITH 1816-1879
The First Settler On This Land Which He
Purchased In 1854. He Built A Cottage
And Later A Homestead. The Bricks In
The Panel Beside This Plaque Are From
The Original Cottage. He Was Seven Times
Mayor Of Melbourne 1851-1864

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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