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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.
|Address:||Spring Street, Treasury Gardens, Melbourne, 3000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.813443|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - State|
|Monument Designer:||Peter Corlett, 1999|
|Monument Manufacturer:||Bronze - Meridian Foundry|
The Hon Sir Henry Bolte GCMG MP
Premier of Victoria 1955-1972