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Sir Charles La Trobe : 22-October-2011
Sir Charles La Trobe : 22-October-2011

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A domed pavillion called the "Temple of the Winds" commemorates Charles Joseph La Trobe (1801-1875).

La Trobe was appointed in 1839 as superintendent of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales and, after the establishment in 1851 of the colony of Victoria (now a state of Australia), he became its first lieutenant-governor.

La Trobe was a strong supporter of religious, cultural and educational institutions. During his time as superintendent and lieutenant-governor he oversaw the establishment of the Botanical Gardens and provided leadership and support to the formation of entities such as the Mechanic's Institute, the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Royal Philharmonic, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the University of Melbourne.




Address:Birdwood Avenue, Royal Botanic Gardens, South Yarra , 3141
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.831536
Long: 144.983166
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Designer:William Robert Guilfoyle
Monument Manufacturer:William Robert Guilfoyle


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1901
Front Inscription

Designed & erected by William Robert Guilfoyle Director

Dedicated to the memory of the Honourable Charles Joseph Ltrobe.

First Governor of Victoria was selected the site of the Botanic Gardens.  Established 1846.


Source: MA, ADB, VHD
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