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Queen Victoria : 02-February-2013
Queen Victoria : 02-February-2013

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The Band Stand was built in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria in her diamond jubilee year. Local ladies led by Mayoress Mrs. Northcott raised the funds to build the structure.

On 23 September 1896, Victoria surpassed her grandfather George III as the longest-reigning monarch in English, Scottish, and British history. The Queen requested that any special celebrations be delayed until 1897, to coincide with her Diamond Jubilee, which was made a festival of the British Empire at the suggestion of Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain.


Address:Midland Highway, Creswick, 3363
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.424688
Long: 143.894149
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 21st June, 1897
Front Inscription

Erected in commemoration of  the 60th year of Her Majesty's reign

June 21st 1897

Mrs. W. P. Northcott Mayoress

Mrs. W. J. Broadbent Hon. Secretary

Source: MA
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