Photo of Plaque A54: This plaque honours Mr Lionel Boas
Secretary Kings Park Board
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Kings Park Board on 29 September 1929
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Biography abstract:

Lionel Tobias Boas (21/10/1875 - 16/8/1949), older brother to Harold Boas, was born in Adelaide and educated at Prince Alfred College. He came to Western Australia in 1896.

He was Secretary of the Karrakatta Cemetery Board in 1903 and under his advocacy it became one of the most beautiful burial grounds in Australia.

With JJ Simons, Mr Boas in 1905 was a founder of the Young Australia League and was its President for over 40 years.

Keenly interested in sport, Lionel Boas was Vice-President of WA Bowling Association.

He was a member of Subiaco Municipal Council and was Mayor for several terms.

He was prominent on behalf of ex-servicemen and in civil defence during WWI and due to this he was one of a few civilian members of the RSL.

Mr Boas was Secretary, Kings Park Board in 1929 during the Western Australia Centenary celebrations.

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