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12-October-2018
12-October-2018

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson
Portrait bust commemorates Dick Suter who was instrumental in the inception of the Marine Reptile Fossil Display and a former curator at the Museum. 
 

Boulia loses a legend
Boulia fossil legend Dick Suter passed away suddenly last week with a funeral expected to be held in the North West town in coming days. Friend and colleague Tom Hurley said yesterday it was difficult to even begin explaining what 'Dinosaur Dick' had contributed to the community.

"He was one of the most reliable friends a man could want in his life, he would do anything for you and not expect anything in return," he said. "He lived a great life without needing lots of money or possessions, and for an 'unedumacated neanderthal' he made a mark in the fossil industry."

Mr Suter had been in the Boulia District since 1953, and curated the museum in town for 15 years. Through his work Mr Suter discovered a species, the Bouliachelys Suteri, which was named after him. He passed away on Wednesday and a service is tentatively expected to be held on Wednesday.
The North Star, 16 June 2013. 

Location

Address:Pituri & Hamilton Streets, Boulia Heritage Complex, Boulia, 4829
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -22.913479
Long: 139.907755
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Front Inscription
DICK SUTER
1935 -2013
Boulia Shire Council has erected this monument to one
of Boulia's legends, Dick Suter, who was instrumental in the
inception of the Marine Reptile Fossil Display - from unearthing
the ancient denizens of the deep to restore them and caretaking
them future generations of the Boulia Community
and visitors to the Shire.
 
Source: MA
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