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State Library of Victoria : H99.100 / 44
State Library of Victoria : H99.100 / 44

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The statue was commissioned by the citizens of Ballarat in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

It was unveiled on the Queen's Birthday, 24 May 1900, by the Lieutenant Governor Sir John Madden before some 20,000 people. The cost of 2,300 pounds had been raised by public subscription.

Location

Address:Sturt & Armstrong Streets, Ballarat, 3350
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.561876
Long: 143.856729
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Statue
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial
Designer:Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 24th May, 1900
Front Inscription

1837 - 1897

The Accession

1837

Victoria

Dei Gratia
Britt Regina. Fid. Def.
Ind. Imp.
 

Left Side Inscription

The Coronation

1838

 

Back Inscription

Australian Commonwealth

1900

Right Side Inscription

The Diamond Jubilee

1897

Source: MA
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