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Commemorates the actor, comedian and Parliamentarian.
George Coppin first made his reputation as an actor but, after he had been a few years in Australia, management took up an increasing amount of his time. He built the Haymarket Theatre in Mebourne and founded The Old Colonists Association. He was a comedian and was also a member for Melbourne Province in the Legislative Council for a term of five years
|Address:||Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets, Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, 3000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.810335|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 26th March, 1939|
1819 - 1906
The Hon. George Selth Coppin Philanthropist and father of the theatre in Victoria erected the Olympic Theatre on this site 1855.
Erected by the Old Players and Playgoers Society and other admirers