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Queensland Governor follows historical path

Governor at The Hummock, Sir Anthony's Rest
Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey with the Governor, Paul de Jersey AC.

Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey followed closely in the footsteps of his 19th century predecessor Sir Anthony Musgrave this week.

His Excellency visited The Hummock, which Sir Anthony ascended during his 1888 tour of the region.

According to Wikipedia, a dry-stone rubble platform, known as Sir Anthony's Rest, was constructed in honour of the occasion.

At this time Bundaberg was celebrating its 21st year of non-Indigenous settlement.

Using Pacific Islander labour, William Gordon Farquhar of The Hummock plantation, constructed a lookout for the Governor and his party facing east, with a view over the cane fields of the Shire of Woongarra.

Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey took Sir Anthony's successor close to the heritage-listed site on Tuesday afternoon.

“The Governor was impressed with the view and recognised the historical significance of following in Sir Anthony's footsteps,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“It was his first visit to The Hummock and he was in awe of the majestic patchwork of fields and sparkling ocean vista.”

Sir Anthony Musgrave was Governor of Queensland from 1883-88.

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