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Frank Pinkerton Bequest
Frank Pinkerton Bequest
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The symbolism of the central figure of EARTH emerging from relief figures represents the industries Mining and Agriculture. Frank Pinkerton and his sister Martha were longstanding supporters of the School of Mines and Industries Ballarat (SMB) and its students.

Frank Pinkerton played a prominent role in Ballarat`s civic affairs and was honorary solicitor to various important institutions, including the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum. He died at Ballarat on 24 March 1931, leaving an estate valued at approximately £32,000. A bequest from the will was that £3,000 went to the Mayor, councillors and citizens of Ballarat, for the purpose of buying a piece of statuary for erection in the Gardens on Sturt Street;


Address:Sturt & Raglan Streets, Sturt St Median Strip, Ballarat, 3350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.560611
Long: 143.849514
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 5th May, 1905
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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