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The stone commemorates the Governorship of Queensland by Sir Henry Abel Smith.

Sir Henry Abel Smith KCMG., KCVO., DSO., (1900 – 24 January 1993) was a British Army officer and a Governor of Queensland. Sir Henry was appointed Governor of Queensland from 18 March 1958, serving until 18 March 1966. He was highly respected in the office of governor. People lined the streets as a mark of high esteem to farewell him and Lady May Abel Smith on their final day in office on their way to Brisbane Airport.


Address:373 Ann Street, St John`s Cathedral, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.463707
Long: 153.029816
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Approx. Event Start Date:1958
Approx. Event End Date:1966


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th March, 1966
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A. M. D. G.

This stone commemorates with thankfulness to almighty God the State Governorship of Sir Henry Abel Smith K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., D.S.O., LL.D.,

1958 - 1966

Placed by him on 6th March 1966, his last Sunday in Queensland as Governor of the State

Source: MA, ADB
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