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04-November-2018
04-November-2018

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A marble plaque commemorates Sir John McIntyre, former politician and member for Maldon from 1881 to 1902. 

Sir John McIntyre (1832 – 1904) was a Scottish born Australian politician and businessman. After emigrating to Australia during the Victorian gold rush, McIntyre became heavily involved in the mining industry around Bendigo. Later as he began to rise in prominence he became involved in local politics, eventually becoming the first mayor of Bendigo, a post he held for five years before resigning. In the years following he became heavily involved in community work, serving as a territorial magistrate and children's guardian for the Bendigo district. In 1877 he was elected to the Victorian Parliament as the Member for Sandhurst. Although he later lost this seat in 1880, he re-entered parliament in 1881 after winning the seat of Maldon in a by election. He held this seat until 1902, serving as a minister during the Patterson premiership and as Leader of the Opposition from 1895 to 1898. In December 1903 he stood for the Australian Senate but narrowly failed to win a seat. Suffering from ill health, he died shortly afterwards.

Location

Address:Adair Street, Maldon Hospital (Next to Oswald Ward), Maldon, 3463
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.992466
Long: 144.063749
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Link: http://adb.anu.edu.au/

Dedication

Front Inscription
             IN 
     MEMORY
      OF THE LATE
SIR JOHN McINTYRE
WHO FAITHFULLY REPRESENTED THIS DISTRICT
IN THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
OF VICTORIA FOR 22 YEARS. 
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 18th JAN.1904.
AGED 70 YEARS. 
Source: MA, ADB
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