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George R. King : 5-September-2011
George R. King : 5-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The monument commemorates the contribution of noted architect, administrator and educationalist, George R. King to the cultural and educational life of Geelong. From 1898 to 1934, King served the Gordon Technical Colleges Secretary, and later, Principal with great distinction. The granite boulder from the Dog Rocks at Batesford was erected by ex-students of the Geelong Technical College, symbolising King`s love of the area and the dramatic Dog Rocks formation.

Location

Address:Fenwick Street, Johnstone Park, Geelong, 3220
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.145962
Long: 144.356004
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Education
Link: http://adb.anu.edu.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 28th November, 1958
Front Inscription

GEORGE R. KING,
O.B.E., F.R.A.I.A.
1872-1950
A GREAT EDUCATIONALIST


Plaque:
George King Was The Leading Figure In
The History Of The Gordon Institute In His Role
As Secretary/Principal From 1893 To 1934.
The Gordon Gained An International Reputation
Through His Efforts.

The Monument Stone Was Originally Unveiled
On 28 November 1958 By
THE RT. HON. RICHARD CASEY
The Minister For External Affairs
And Later Governor-General Of Australia.  
He Was Federal Member For Corio 1931 - 1940.

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV, ADB
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