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The Clock at Leichhardt Town Hall was erected to commemorate the 60th year of the reign of Queen Victoria. 

Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India.

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. 

Yesterday much enthusiasm was shown in connection with the record reign celebrations in Leichhardt.  The principal interest centred around the Leichhardt Town Hall, where before noon a large concourse of spectators gathered to witness the ceremony connected with the starting of the town clock.  The Mayoress in performing the ceremony briefly stated that, in response to a request by the alderman and the public of Leichhardt it afforded her very much pleasure to start the clock on the completion of the sixtieth year of her Majesty's reign. Miss Cropley immediately afterwards unveiled a handsome marble tablet set in almost at the base of the tower.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 23 June 1897.


Address:Norton Street, Leichhardt Town Hall , Leichhardt, 2040
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.883598
Long: 151.157311
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Clock
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event STart Date:20-June-1837
Actual Event End Date:20-June-1897
Monument Designer:Messrs Gillett & Brand (Croydon. England)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 22nd June, 1897
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Was Erected To Commemorate 
The 60TH YEAR Of The Reign Of 
Her Majesty Queen Victoria 
And Started By The Mayoress 
22nd June 1897.  R.B. Cropley Mayor

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Source: MA
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