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A clock commemorates Archibald Blue, a local businessman and Editor of the local newspaper, "Herald".  The original clock was erected in 1918 in the School of Arts Tower. 

Mr Blue died in 1916 from injuries received during an assault over an article he had published in his paper. Adolph Hoffman was charged with murder but later acquitted. 

Brisbane, November 2. At the criminal sittings of the Supreme Court today, Adolf Hoffman, of Kingaroy, was charged with unlawfully killing Archibald Blue, editor of the Kingaroy ''Herald." The Crown Prosecutor in opening the case, stated that the affair was the outcome of a paragraphin the Kingaroy 'Herald,' hinting that the accused had been distributing anti-conscriptionist literature. Blue and the accused met, and blows were exchanged, resulting in Blue's death. The Chief Justice suggested that the charge should be murder, and not manslaughter. The charge was accordingly altered to murder. The case had not concluded when the Court rose. 
Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld.), 3 November 1916.



Address:Kingaroy Street, Court House, Kingaroy, 4610
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.541195
Long: 151.839273
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Clock
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1967
Front Inscription
This Clock And Tower
Was Erected By The
Queensland Government
In 1967 To Perpetuate
The Memory Of
Archibald Blue In Whose
Honour A Clock Was
Erected In 1918 In The
School Of Arts Building
Which Occupied This Site
Source: MA
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