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The rotunda was erected in memory of King Edward VII, and is an example of the loyalty to King and Empire that was prevalent in South Australia during the early years of the twentieth century (pre World War One). Following the King`s death, the Burra Corporation instigated a public fund to raise money for the rotunda.
Edward VII (1841 – 1910) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death.
The rotunda, in memory of King Edward, is practically complete and will be opened on Wednesday, February 1, by the ex-mayor. The members for the district, the chairmen of Burra and Mount Bryan District Councils, and the principal subscribers, are to be invited. The school children of Burra and the adjacent town of Copperhouse will also take part.
Chronicle (Adelaide, SA), 28 January 1911.
|Address:||Market Square, Burra, 5417|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.681874|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 1st February, 1911|
Erected by the inhabitants of the town and district of Burra in memory of our late beloved King Edward VII.
John McLaren, Mayor, January 1911