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James Cumig Memorial
James Cumig Memorial

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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)

Location

Address:Hyde & Nicholson Streets, J. Cuming Reserve, Yarraville, 3013
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.816389
Long: 144.895556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1916
Front Inscription

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

Source: MA,RUMV,VMR
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