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A band rotunda commemorates the record reign of Queen Victoria.
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.
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897, was observed with a gigantic picnic for children. The result was a surplus which a public meeting voted towards a bandstand in the park. This was built next year, the council making up the balance required, £75, and the bandstand was opened by the late James Ashton, who was a member at the time for Goulburn in the State Parliament.
Excerpt from the Story of Belmore Park, Goulburn Evening Post (NSW), 9th October 1951.
|Address:||Auburn & Montague Streets, Belmore Park, Goulburn, 2580|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.754457|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||E. C. Manfred (Goulburn, NSW)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 20th June, 1897|
ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS OF GOULBURN
TO COMMEMORATE THE RECORD REIGN OF
HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA,
20TH JUNE 1897.