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King George V
King George V

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The bust commemorates King George V who died in 1936. 

George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.

The decision of Hamilton citizens to erect a memorial In the form of an obelisk to the late King George V. has been rescinded. At a public meeting in the town hall, over which the mayor (Cr. J. Young) presided, it was decided to expend a slightly larger sum and erect a bust of the late King in the Hamilton Botanical Gardens. This will cost approximately £100, and will be erected by a local firm.
The Age (Melbourne), 25 September 1936. 


Address:Thompson & French Streets, Botanic Gardens, Hamilton, 3300
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.746881
Long: 142.024017
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 13th May, 1937
Front Inscription

To the memory of His Most Gracious Majesty King George V.

Erected by the people of Hamilton

13th May 1937

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