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A statue commemorates Lieutenant Governor Charles Joseph La Trobe. Melbourne sculptor Charles Robb turned the statue on his head, says it embodies the notion that universities should turn ideas on their heads.

Charles La Trobe was the first Lieutenant - Governor of Victoria. He held office from 1839 to 1854, helping to establish the Royal Botanic Gardens, State Library, Museum of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria and University of Melbourne.


Address:Science Drive, near Health Sciences Building, La Trobe University, Bundoora, 3083
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.719548
Long: 145.045914
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Monument Designer:Charles Robb
Source: MA, ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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