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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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 21st June, 1897|
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