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Queen Victoria Closeup  Nov 2009
Queen Victoria Closeup Nov 2009

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson/ Kent Watson / Sandra Brown

The Queen Victoria Statue was erected by public subscription in memory of Queen Victoria who died died in 1901.  The monument is a twice life-size white marble statue on a 5 metre high stone pedestal with a lion couchant at the base of the plinth.

Victoria (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India.

Yesterday the Mayor of Bendigo, Cr Curnow, performed the ceremony of unveiling the statue of the late Queen Victoria, in the presence of the Parliamentary representatives for the district, councillors, citizens and members of the military forces and the Naval Brigade. The mayor and Cr Harkness made patriotic speeches, and the Naval Brigade Band played the National anthem as the flag was removed from the statue. The sculptor is Mr. J. White and his work has been greatly admired.
Geelong Advertiser (Vic), 15 April 1903.

 

Location

Address:Pall Mall & View Street, Queen`s Gardens, Bendigo, 3550
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.758889
Long: 144.278056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial
Monument Designer:Mr James White

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 14th April, 1903
Front Inscription

VICTORIA
QUEEN OF EARTHLY QUEENS
1837 - 1901
ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS OF BENDIGO
 

 

 

Back Inscription

Unveiled 14 April 1903, J.H. Curnow Mayor

Source: MA,VMR
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