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The plaque commemorates barrister and politician, Sir Littleton Ernest Groom, who was a worshipper in the church for many years. 

Sir Littleton Ernest Groom (22 April 1867 – 6 November 1936) was an Australian Commonwealth Minister, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Australia's 10th longest serving federal Parliamentarian (33 years and one month). He was a member of every non-Australian Labor Party ministry from 1905 to 1926.

He was a liberal protectionist, who believed in the extension of federal powers, but became increasingly opposed to the Australian Labor Party's socialist agenda.


Address:45 Constitution Avenue, St John the Baptist Anglican Church, Reid, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.287619
Long: 149.140224
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Federal


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 15th April, 1938
Front Inscription

Sacred to the memory of the Hon Sir Littleton Ernest Groom K.C.M.G., K.C., M.A., L.L.M., M.P., who died at Canberra Nov. 6th 1936.

A distinguished statesman
A devoted churchman
A worshipper in this Church for many years

"I know that my redeemer liveth."


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