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King Edward VII Sailors` Rest : 7-September-2011
King Edward VII Sailors` Rest : 7-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Nancy Alford

King Edward VII Sailors` Rest was erected to commemorate King Edward VII.

 This two storey brick and cement rendered Edwardian period structure was designed by architects Seeley, King and Everett, the design being attributed to Percy Everett and was notable for the nautical art nouveau ornamentation and use of reinforced concrete in a raft floor slab. Completed in 1913, Sailors’ Rest provided company and entertainment for sailors whom had spent weeks, and often months at sea in the confines of sailing ships. In fact Sailors’ Rest served as a home away from home for seafarers until 1986.



Address:Moorabool Street & Eastern Beach , Geelong, 3220
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.144408
Long: 144.362297
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government
Monument Designer:Seeley, King & Everett


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 3rd February, 1912
Front Inscription

A memorial to our late King Edward VII.  Erected by public subscription.  Seeley, King & Everett, architects

This stone was laid by Hon. John Murray, M.L.A. Premier of Victoria. 3rd February 1912

Source: MA
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