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James George Beaney

Canterbury 1828 - Melbourne 1891
English-born surgeon, politician and philanthropist in Australia, member of the Victorian Legislative Council from March 1883 until his death
James Forsyth

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Marble relief of the Good Samaritan, with a text and a relief portrait below. The relief is set in a gothic monument, with at the sides of the main relief statues of Cosmas and Damian, the patron saints of physicians, and of Faith and Hope.

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Sacred to the memory of
Member of the Legislative Council of Australia
Born in this City January 15th 1828
Died at Melbourne June 30th 1891.
The Munificent Founder of the Beaney Institute
and Free Library in this City
and a Generous Benefactor to its Charities.


Unveiled 1 March 1893 by J. Henniker, M.P.

Canterbury - James George Beaney


Sources & Information


  • Beaney, James George
  • Cosmas and Damian, Sts.
  • Faith (Fides)
  • Forsyth, James
  • Good Samaritan
  • Hope (Spes)
  • Philanthropist
  • Politician/Statesman
  • Surgeon
  • Location (N 51°16'47" - E 1°4'55")

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