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Queen Victoria : 20-September-2012
Queen Victoria : 20-September-2012

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The band rotunda was erected in 1888 to commemorate the jubilee of Queen Victoria`s reign.

In 1901, the rotunda was lifted 8 feet off the ground, to allow the construction of a brick base designed by G. Garson, Shire Engineer in 1900-1901, to accommodate additional fire brigade equipment.

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:High Street, Median Strip, Rushworth, 3612
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.588156
Long: 145.016328
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial
Actual Event Start Date:20-June-1837
Actual Event End Date:20-June-1887
Designer:G. Garson
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1888
Source: MA, VHD
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