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Louis Smith
Louis Smith

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Bronze bust funded by public subscription commemorates Dr Louis Smith, Chairman of the Exhibition Trustees.

Born in London in 1830, Smith immigrated to Melbourne in 1852. Besides medicine, Smith had a career as a politician, during which he was accused and acquitted of corruption several times.An important figure during the development of the Exhibition Building, Smith was chair of the trustees from 1884 to 1909 and a trustee from 1881 until his death in 1910.  

Location

Address:Nicholson Street, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, 3053
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.805028
Long: 144.972565
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1884
Approx. Event End Date:1909
Monument Designer:Sir Bertram Mackennal

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 26th March, 1914
Front Inscription

The Honourable Dr L.L. Smith, erected by public subscription, 26th March 1914. Chairman, The Exhibition Trustees 1884-1909, a Trustee from 1881

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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