La Trobe Statue

La Trobe Statue, Melbourne, Australia

Public Art : La Trobe Statue

Sculptor : © Peter Corlett

Date : Unveiled the 21st November, 2006.

Description : A 3m coloured bronze statue of Charles Joseph La Trobe in full uniform. The statue depicts him reading the Proclamation of Separation and looking towards the city he helped shape.

Gifted by : La Trobe Society

Location : Outside the Victorian State Library, adjacent to La Trobe Street, Melbourne, Australia.

Inscription :

Charles Joseph La Trobe CB
1801-1875
Superintendent, Port Phillip District of NSW 1939-1851
Lieutenant Governor of the colony of Victori 1851-1854

Unveiled by
Professor David de Krestser AC
Governor of Victoria, 21 November, 2006

Fund Patron : W. Bruce Nixon
Donors : A.G.L. Shaw AO, Maria Myers, Rodney Davidson AO,OBE,
University of Melbourne, State Library of Victoria Foundation,
Dianne and John Drury, Members and friends of the
C.J. La Trobe Society INC.

Commissioned by the C.J. La Trobe Society INC
Sculptor : Peter Corlett
Cast : Meridian Foundry

  

 

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