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05-May-2019
05-May-2019

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The marble headstone, erected over the grave, commemorates John Henry Dunsford, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly from 13 May 1893 to 15 September 1905.

After spending time as a councillor at Charters Towers, John Dunsford, standing for the Labour Party, won the seat of Charters Towers in the Queensland Legislative Assembly, and he held the seat for over twelve years until his death in 1905.

At the request of the Parliamentary Labour party a marble headstone has been made to place over the grave of Mr. J. H. Dunsford who for many years was member for Charters Towers. The stone will go directly to Cunnamulla where Mr Dunsford is buried. 
The Capricornian (Rockhampton,Qld.), 17 November, 1906. 

 

Location

Address:Weir Road, Cunnamulla Cemetery, Cunnamulla, 4490
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.077967
Long: 145.680466
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Actual Event Start Date:13-May-1893
Actual Event End Date:15-September-1905

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:November-1906
Front Inscription

In loving memory of John Henry Dunsford, M.L.A.
Senior Member for Charters Towers.
Died 15th Sept 1905
Aged 50 Years.

Erected by his mates, the Queensland Labour Members of the State and Federal Parliaments.

 

Source: MA
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