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Queen Victoria Jubilee : 20-December-2011
Queen Victoria Jubilee : 20-December-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Four stained glass windows commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the reign of Queen Victoria in 1887. A circular window in the gable has the Royal Coat of Arms, and three lancet windows below it represent "Faith", "Charity / Love", and "Hope"

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.

An artistically designed stained-glass window, erected in the local Anglican Church in commemoration of Her Majesty’s Jubilee, was seen in position for the first time on Sunday, and was the theme of general admiration with the congregation. The morning services were conducted by Dr. Thorton, Bishop of Ballarat.
Portland Guardian, 20th April 1888


Address:Henna & Koroit Streets, Christ Church Anglican Church, Warrnambool, 3260
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.380431
Long: 142.477242
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:20-June-1837
Actual Event End Date:20-June-1887
Designer:Lyon & Cottier


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 15th April, 1888
Front Inscription

On the middle lancet window :

To the glory of God

And in commemoration of the completion of the fiftieth year of the happy reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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