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29-April-2016
29-April-2016

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

The memorial, erected over the grave, commemorates John Beaumont, a 19th-century naval officer and public servant who explored the area in 1817. When John Beaumont died in 1872 he was buried in a lead coffin beside the Great Lake. The casket was moved to higher ground at Miena when the Hydro Electric Commission raised the level of the lake. 

He was also the Treasurer,  Provost Marshal,  Sheriff, and Registrar of Deeds of the Colony.

Location

Address:Highland Lakes Road, Miena Dam, Miena, 7030
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.980036
Long: 146.727702
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial

Dedication

Front Inscription

           Spes
    Lucis  Aetern

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN BEAUMONT ESQ.

Plaque :

This John, historians relate
gave signal service to the
State in many fields.  
He was the first to cast his eye
and slate his thirst upon
the noble inland sea where he
now spends eternity.

 

Left Side Inscription

Died 19 Dec 1872 Aged 83.  He Arrived In The Colony In 1813, And In 1818 Was Appointed Naval Officer

Back Inscription

Afterwards Treasurer  Provost Marshal,

 

Right Side Inscription
Sheriff, And Registrar Of Deeds.  He Was A Warm Friend And Died Universally Respected.
Source: MA
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