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Henry Bolte memorial
Henry Bolte memorial
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A monument commemorates the former Premier of Victoria, Sir Henry Bolte.

In the 1955 elections an almost unknown sheep farmer from the bush, Henry Bolte, became premier. His long, uninterrupted Liberal rule was a seminal period in Victoria`s history, not least for the unprecedented development of the hitherto languishing state and the political stability that his election in 1955 delivered.

There was a chaotic political culture in Victoria before Bolte was elected.  It was effectively a national joke with one minority government in 1943 lasting just five days and another in 1952 lasting only four.

Location

Address:Spring Street, Treasury Gardens, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.813443
Long: 144.975066
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Monument Designer:Peter Corlett, 1999
Monument Manufacturer:Bronze - Meridian Foundry

Dedication

Front Inscription

The Hon Sir Henry Bolte GCMG MP

Premier of Victoria 1955-1972

Source: MA
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