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Robert Anderson : 21-April-2012
Robert Anderson : 21-April-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The monument commemorates Robert Anderson, who was the builder of the Split Point lighthouse.

Following shipwrecks on the nearby coast, the 6.3 hectare lighthouse reserve was gazetted in 1890 to designs by the Public Works Department and the lighthouse was constructed by the Richmond contractors R. Anderson and Sons. Robert Anderson was one of the stone masons who had led the 1856 Eight Hour Movement marches in Victoria.


Address:Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet, 3221
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.461578
Long: 144.106002
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:1891
Approx. Event End Date:1891


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 14th March, 1994
Front Inscription

This monument was erected to pay tribute to the builder of the Split Point Lighhouse at Airey`s Inlet.

Stonemason - Robert Anderson who built this lighthouse in 1891- (£8,300) to give safe passage to all that sail the oceans.  
And was one of the founding fathers of the eight hour working day in Victoria - 1856.

Unveiled by :

His Excellency, the Honourable Richard McGarvie Governor of Victoria in the company of :

John Halfpenny Secretary Victorian Trades Hall Council

14th March 1994.

Erected by :
Labour Historical Graves Committee with the support of Incolink and Trade Union Movement


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au