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Jubilee Bridge & Record Reign Plaque : April 2014
Jubilee Bridge & Record Reign Plaque : April 2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The plaque erected in 1897 at the original Jubilee Bridge commemorates Victoria`s record reign as monarch. It is now set in coping stone from the original bridge which was replaced in 1940. 

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:Bexley Road, Jubilee Bridge, Bardwell Creek, Bexley, 2207
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.944106
Long: 151.121213
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1897
Front Inscription

Jubilee Bridge

Record Reign

1897

J. Sproule J. P.  Mayor

Source: MA,H
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