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30-October-2013
30-October-2013

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

The Monument commemorates soldier and public servant, Captain Matthew Foster (1796-1846).   

Matthew Forster was a member of the 85th Regiment and served in the Peninsula War in Spain, and at New Orleans and was afterwards Major of Brigade in Ireland. He filled the positions of Chief Police Magistrate, Colonial Secretary & Comptroller General of Convicts in Tasmania.

Location

Address:St John`s Avenue, St John`s Churchyard, New Town, 7008
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.854999
Long: 147.296646
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Front Inscription

                    SACRED
                TO THE MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN MATTHEW FORSTER
Who Died The Sixth Of January MDCCCXLVI,
                   Aged 49.
He Entered Into The 85th Reg. As An Ensign In His Sixteenth Year.  
He Served In The Peninsula And At New Orleans And
Was Afterwards Major Of Brigade In Ireland.

              In This Colony
He Successively Filled The Responsible Offices Of
Chief Police Magistrate, Colonial Secretary &
Comptroller General Of Convicts.
             THIS MONUMENT
Has Been Erected By His Private Friends As A 
TESTIMONIAL OF THEIR REGARD

Source: MA, ADB
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