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Alexey Dmitrievich Putiata
Alexey Dmitrievich Putiata

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Memorial commemorates the first Russian Imperial Consul in Melbourne by the highest decree of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Empire.

Alexey Putiata, who had the rank of College counsellor, arrived in Australia at the beginning of January 1894. Having settled in Melbourne, he was received by the Governor of Victoria, Lord Houpton, and advised him, that appointment of consul to Melbourne reflected the desire of the Russian Imperial Government to get further acquainted with commercial, economic, political and social development of the young, and yet flourishing state.

Putiata was born on 13 January 1855 in Smolenskaya district of Russia. In 1877 he had graduated "cum magna lauda" in philology from the University division of the Tsarevitch Nikolai Lyceum. After that for a long time he worked at the Russian Ministry of Education. Alexey Dmitrievich began his diplomatic career in 1885 as Second secretary in the Russian Mission in Bucharest, and then as diplomatic agent in Odessa. He died in Melbourne on 16 December 1894.

The memorial was erected in 1994 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mr.Putiata`s death.

Location

Address:College Crescent, Melbourne General Cemetery, Parkville, 3052
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.791667
Long: 144.962222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Foreign
Actual Event STart Date:14-July-1893
Actual Event End Date:14-July-1893

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1994
Source: MA
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