www.monumentaustralia.org.au

James Cuming Print Page Print this page

James Cumig Memorial
James Cumig Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

Statue erected by public subscription commemorates James Cuming (1835 -1911). The statue was originally unveiled at Napier Street, Footscray and later was relocated to Yarraville. The statue was restored and rededicated on the 21st October 2001. 

The statue is a white marble bust of Cuming and four cherubims, representing Peace (holding a dove), Harmony (pan flute), Plenty (sheaf of wheat and a rock for crushing wheat), and Industry (spindle).

James Cuming was the founder of Cuming, Smith and Company which employed many local residents. He was a life governor and patron of almost every charitable institution in Footscray and Yarraville. Also chairman of Footscray Court, a member of Footscray Council, president of Footscray Football Club, and Mayor of Footscray in 1891.



 

Location

Address:Hyde Street & Somerville Road, Yarraville Gardens, Yarraville, 3013
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.814079
Long: 144.897994
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.

Warning: Use of undefined constant monument_gps_latitude - assumed 'monument_gps_latitude' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/monument/public_html/monument_display.php on line 141

Warning: Use of undefined constant monument_gps_longitude - assumed 'monument_gps_longitude' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/monument/public_html/monument_display.php on line 141
View Google Map

Details

Monument Type:Statue
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Industry
Monument Designer:Margaret Baskerville

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th April, 1916
Front Inscription

ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS 
In Appreciation Of The Life
     Of The Late
JAMES CUMING, J.P.
"His Memory Lives In The Hearts Of All
Who Knew His Worth"

Source: MA,RUMV,VMR
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design