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The headstone ove the grave commemorates John Basson Humffray who led in Ballarat the constitutional struggle for political reform in Victoria, and was the first member of Parliament for West Ballarat and the first Minister for Mines.

The grave was restored and a new plaque detailing the text on the headstone was placed at the gravesite by the Eureka Stockade Memorial Association in 2006.


Address:Macarthur Street, Ballarat Old Cemetery, Ballarat, 3550
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.54967
Long: 143.849293
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial


Front Inscription

Sacred to the memory of the Hon. John Bassom Hummfray who led in Ballarat the constitutional struggle for political reform in Victoria

Was the first member for West Ballarat (Grenville) In the reformed Parliament and the first Minister for Mines for the said colony

Born at Newtown, Montgomeryshire, North Wales 17th April 1823
Died in Ballarat 18th March 1891

Y da wneir ydyw ein hoes
Ac wrth hyn bydd cwerth einioes

This tablet and grave enclosure were erected by the public in memory of valuable services

Source: MA
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