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Sir Alexander Peacock : 10-June-2011
Sir Alexander Peacock : 10-June-2011

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The Peacock Memorial Gates of the Victorian School of Forestry (now part of the University of Melbourne) commemorate Sir Alexander Peacock who was Premier of Victoria. The gates were unveiled on the 10th October 1952 by Sir Albert Lind, Minister for Lands and Forests. Sir Alexander peacock opened the Forestry School, the first in Australia in 1910.

Sir Alexander James Peacock, KCMG (11 June 1861 – 7 October 1933), Australian politician, was the 20th Premier of Victoria. Peacock was born at Creswick, the first Victorian Premier born after the gold rush of the 1850s and the attainment of self-government in Victoria.
 

Location

Address:Water Street, Creswick, 3363
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.423872
Long: 143.897374
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Link: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonl…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 10th October, 1952
Front Inscription

These gates were erected as a tribute to the memory of the Hon. Sir Alexander James Peacock K.C.M.G.  1861 - 1933 

Premier of Victoria & Minister of Forests, to whose inspiration & initiative the establishment of this school was largely due.

Dedicated by the Hon. Sir Albert Lind M.L.A. Minister for Lands & Forests. 10th Oct. 1952

Source: MA, ADB
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