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21-May-2014
21-May-2014

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

The memorial bust, erected from the estate of Mr. D. Sinclair, commemorates Queen Victoria. The bust was presented to the town of Corowa by his sister in 1915. 

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:Queen & Mary Streets, Ellerslie Gardens, Corowa, 2646
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.996166
Long: 146.389789
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Imperial

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 24th May, 1915
Front Inscription

Erected to the memory of Queen Victoria from the funds in the estate of the late Mr. D. Sinclair and presented to the town of Corowa by his sister Mrs. Margaret Oswald.

24th May 1915

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