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King Edward VIII
King Edward VIII
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The stone laid in the South African War Memorial commemorates the accession to the throne of King Edward VIII in 1936. 

Edward VIII (1894 – 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December the same year.


Address:Mount Alexander Road, Queens Park, Moonee Ponds, 3039
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.762352
Long: 144.923293
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 30th August, 1936
Front Inscription

To commemorate the accession to the Throne of King Edward VIII.

This was erected by the Mayor Cr. W. K. Park J.P. 
30th August 1936

And to honour Essendon citizens who took part in the South African War

Source: MA
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