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31-October-2015
31-October-2015

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

The museum commemorates Robert O’Hara Burke, the police superintendent at Beechworth from 1854 to 1858, who died in 1861, while on the Burke and Wills expedition from Melbourne to northern Australia.

A decision was made by the residents of Beechworth to build a memorial to him and this resulted in the extension of the existing library building in 1863. This became known as the Robert O’Hara Burke Memorial Museum. In 1874 a memorial stained glass window by the Melbourne firm, Ferguson and Urie, was installed in the rear wall of the building.

Location

Address:Loch Street, Beechworth, 3747
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.357954
Long: 146.687066
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1861
Source: MA
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