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Queen Victoria : 21-October-2011
Queen Victoria : 21-October-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The memorial with a lamp commemorates the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Queen Victoria in 1897. The memorial was originally a horse trough and fountain and stood in front of the post office. 

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.


Address:154 Welsford Street, Shepparton Heritage Centre Museum, Shepparton, 3630
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.381116
Long: 145.39768
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:20-June-1837
Actual Event End Date:20-June-1897


Front Inscription

Erected in commemoration of Diamond Jubilee Reign


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