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Queen Victoria Bandstand : June 2014
Queen Victoria Bandstand : June 2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The band rotunda commemorates the record reign of Queen Victoria.

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.

Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897, was observed with a gigantic picnic for children. The result was a surplus which a public meeting voted towards a bandstand in the park. This was built next year, the council making up the balance required, £75, and the bandstand was opened by the late James Ashton, who was a member at the time for Goulburn in the State Parliament.
Excerpt from the Story of Belmore Park, Goulburn Evening Post (NSW), 9th October 1951.

 

  

Location

Address:Auburn & Montague Streets, Belmore Park, Goulburn, 2580
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.754457
Long: 149.719169
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-1897
Designer:E. C. Manfred (Goulburn, NSW)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 20th June, 1897
Front Inscription

Erected by the citizens of Goulburn

To commemorate the record reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria,

20th June 1897.

 

Source: MA
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