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27-December-2017
27-December-2017

Photographs supplied by John Huth

The seat commemorates Arthur Mobsby who drowned in December 1905.

About 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon a school boy named Arthur Mobsby, 11, son of Mr. H. W. Mobsby, the well known photographer to the Agricultural Department was drowned in a lagoon at Indooroopilly.The lad had climbed a tree overhanging the lagoon, when he lost his balance and fell into a depth of 15 feet of water. The body was recovered about half an hour later by a young man named Pratt, and taken to the deceased's residence. Inspector White was informed of the occurrence. The deceased's father is at present in Sydney, having gone south to take charge of the Queensland agricultural exhibit at the A.N.A. Exhibition in Sydney. 
Telegraph (Brisbane), 22 December 1905.

 

Location

Address:95 Clarence Road, Indooroopilly, 4068
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.499406
Long: 152.977766
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:21-December-1905
Actual Event End Date:21-December-1905

Dedication

Front Inscription

In memory of young Arthur Mobsby who
drowned near this spot on 21st Dec 1905
Indooroopilly & District Historical Society

Source: MA
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