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Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria

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A statue commemorates Queen Victoria. The statue was originally unveiled in Market Square but was moved to the entrance of Eastern Park in 1912. 

Victoria (Alexandrina 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 adopted the additional title of Empress of India. Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian era and was longer than that of any of her predecessors. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. 

Geelong. The bronze statue of Her late Majesty Queen Victoria, which has been erected in the Market Square, will be unveiled today (Tuesday) by the State Governor, Sir Reginald Talbot. His Excellency and Lady Talbot will arrive here by the midday train, and be received by the mayor and statue committee. Escorted by the Barrabool Mounted Rifles and mounted police, the Vice Regal party will be driven to the Victoria hotel, where they will be entertained at luncheon. A guard of honor of No. 1 and 2 companies of the local Garrison Artillery will receive His Excellency, and the cadets will line a passage from the hotel to the monument. At 3 o'clock the ceremony of unveiling will take place.
Ballarat Star (Vic), 24 May 1904.

Location

Address:Garden Street, Eastern Park Circuit, Eastern Park, Geelong, 3220
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.150958
Long: 144.373983
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial
Monument Designer:Clement Nash (designer), John Swan Davie (Melbourne - sculptor)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 24th May, 1904
Front Inscription

VICTORIA
QUEEN AND EMPRESS
1837-1901.

"An Empire On Which The Sun Never Sets"

Source: MA,RHSV
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