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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.
The statues 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)
|Address:||Hyde & Nicholson Streets, J. Cuming Reserve, Yarraville, 3013|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.816389|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1916|
Erected by the citizens in appreciation if the life of the late James Cuming, J.P. his memory lives in the hearts of all who knew his worth