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14-April-2021
14-April-2021

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Victoria Park and the entrance gates commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897.

Victoria (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India. With a reign of 63 years, seven months and two days, Victoria was the longest -reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regnant in world history until her great-great-granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II surpassed her on 9 September 2015.

Queen Victoria`s birthday, 24th May, used to be called `Empire Day`. There were special assemblies at school with songs praising the British Empire. Children were then given a half-day holiday. Up to the 1950s, Empire Day was celebrated in Australia with huge bonfires and fireworks.

 

Location

Address:Queen Street, Victoria Park, Peterborough, 5422
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.978299
Long: 138.834274
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial
Actual Event Start Date:20-June-1837
Actual Event End Date:20-June-1897

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 22nd June, 1897
Approx. Monument Dedication Date:
Front Inscription
Victoria Park
Left Side Inscription

This entrance was presented by Messrs Koch Bros.

In commemoration of the Queen`s Jubilee 

Right Side Inscription

Victoria Park

This stone was laid by His Worship the Mayor E. Palmer, Esq., on 22 June 1897.

Source: MA
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