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The plaque commemorates Thomas Ferrier Hamilton, a pioneer of Victoria and member of the Legislative Council who was one of the founders of the church. 

Thomas Ferrier Hamilton (1820 – 1905) was an Australian politician, pastoralist, and sportsman. A grandson of the 2nd Viscount Gort, he was born in Linlithgowshire, Scotland, but emigrated to Australia in 1839. With his cousin, John Carre Riddell, Hamilton owned a pastoral lease near Gisborne, Victoria. A local magistrate and justice of the peace, he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council in 1872, sitting as a member for the Southern Province until 1884. He also sat on the Gisborne Road Board, including as chairman for a time. A member (and twice president) of the Melbourne Cricket Club, Hamilton was a keen cricketer, and played several matches for Victorian representative teams, including the inaugural first-class match in Australia.


Address:Brantome & Fisher Streets, St Paul`s Anglican Church, Gisborne, 3437
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.489595
Long: 144.588937
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

In memory of Thomas Ferrier Hamilton of "Elderslie Gisborne"

Third son of Colonel Ferrier Hamilton of Cairnhill, Ayrshire, Westport and Cathlaw, Linlithgowshire N.B. and Honble Georgina Vereker

A pioneer of Victoria since 1839 and for many years a Member of the Legislative Council and one of the founders of this church.

Dued August 7th 1905.

Aged 84 years


Source: MA, ADB
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