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Admiral Horatio Nelson
Admiral Horatio Nelson

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A statue of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, the 100th anniversary of Rotary International in 1905, and the 50th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Trafalgar 1955.

The Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805) was a naval engagement fought by the British Royal Navy against the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies, during the War of the Third Coalition (August–December 1805) of the Napoleonic Wars (1796–1815).

Twenty-seven British ships of the line led by Admiral Lord Nelson aboard HMS Victory defeated thirty-three French and Spanish ships of the line under French Admiral Villeneuve. The battle took place in the Atlantic Ocean off the southwest coast of Spain, just west of Cape Trafalgar, near the town of Los Caños de Meca. The Franco-Spanish fleet lost twenty-two ships and the British lost none.

Location

Address:107 Princes Highway, Baw Baw Technology Centre, Trafalgar, 3824
State:VIC
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.207913
Long: 146.156332
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Monument Designer:Jim Lawrence

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 22nd October, 2005
Front Inscription
Plaque:
Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson R.N.
          Erected by the
Rotary Club of Trafalgar
                  and
Trafalgar Community Development Association
       Officially unveiled by 
Hon. John Lenders MLC
In the presence of members of the 
Royal Australian Navy and Royal Navy
                  on
Saturday, 22nd October, 2005
To commemorate the anniversaries of:
Battle of Trafalgar 1805              (200 years)
Rotary International 1905           (100 years)
Rotary Club of Trafalgar 1955     ( 50 years) 

 
Source: MA
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