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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.
|Address:||Water Street, Creswick, 3363|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.423872|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - State|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 10th October, 1952|
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