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Sir Charles La Trobe : 22-October-2011
Sir Charles La Trobe : 22-October-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A domed pavillion called the "Temple of the Winds" commemorates Charles Joseph La Trobe who was Victoria’s first Lieutenant-Governor.

La Trobe, who was also Superintendent of Port Phillip, was truly `a man of a thousand occupations,` according to Washington Irving’s book, A Tour on the Prairies. Irving apparently only knew him for a short time but in a variety of situations, including as a shipboard companion on an Atlantic crossing, in New York and Baltimore society, as a fellow tourist in America and on a month long buffalo hunt.

 

Location

Address:Birdwood Avenue, Botanic Gardens, South Yarra , 3141
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.626689
Long: 144.978933
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Monument Designer:William Robert Guilfoyle

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:1900
Front Inscription

DESIGNED & ERECTED BY WILLIAM ROBERT GUILFOYLE DIRECTOR.

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE HONORABLE CHARLES JOSEPH LATROBE. FIRST GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA WHO SELECTED THE SITE OF THE BOTANIC GARDENS

ESTABLISHED 1846.

 

Source: MA
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