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19-September-2011 (Graeme Saunders)
19-September-2011 (Graeme Saunders)

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A monument commemorates the centenary and the sesqui-centenary of the founding of the Athenaeum Theatre.


Address:188 Collins Street, Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.815142
Long: 144.96746
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event STart Date:12-November-1839


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 1st July, 1872
Front Inscription

The centenary of this institution was celebrated on the 12th Nov. 1939.  
George A. Fielding, Esq. President.

The institution was founded on 12th Nov. 1839 by Capt. Lonsdale, the first President.  

The first building was erected in 1843. James Simpson, Esq., President.

This stone was laid by Henry Biers Esq President 1st July 1872

The hall was reconstructed in 1924 as a theatre, when the stone was relaid by Charles Rennie, Esq., President on 1st July 1924.

The Sesquincentennial of the Melbourne Athanaeum was celebrated on 12th of Nov, 1989  

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Source: MA
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