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The marble tablet commemorates John Pinney Bear, former member of the Legislative Council of Victoria, who died in 1889. 


Address:15 Gisborne Street, St Peters Eastern Hill, East Melbourne, 3002
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.809701
Long: 144.97529
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial


Front Inscription

In memory of John Pinney Bear

An old and hounoured colonist, for many years a Member of the Legislative Council of Victoria

One of the Trustees and a faithful supporter of this Church from the year of its dedication 1848

He was born near Kenton, County of Devon, England, in 1823.

He died at Tahbilk, Victoria in 1889.

"He was a succourer of many."

Also of Florence Emily his second daughter, and wife of Richard Roberts Esq :

Born at Melbourne 11th May 1855
Died at Secunderabad India 19th Novr. 1890

Source: MA
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