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Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria

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The Queen Victoria Statue was commissioned by the citizens of Ballarat in 1897 to commemorates Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

The monument was unveiled on the Queen's Birthday, 24 May 1900, by the Lieutenant Governor Sir John Madden before some 20,000 people. The cost of 2,300 pounds had been raised by public subscription.

Location

Address:Sturt & Armstrong Streets, Ballarat, 3350
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.561876
Long: 143.856729
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial
Monument Designer:Sir Bertram Mackennal

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 24th May, 1900
Front Inscription

1837-1897
THE ACCESSION

1837

VICTORIA
DEI GRATIA
BRITT REGINA.FID.DEF.
IND.IMP

Left Side Inscription

THE CORONATION

1838

Back Inscription

AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH

1900

Right Side Inscription

THE DIAMOND JUBILEE

 1897

Source: MA
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