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Old August 5th, 2009, 08:42 AM   #21
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Old August 5th, 2009, 08:48 AM   #22
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Old August 5th, 2009, 09:03 AM   #23
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Singapore - Queen Victoria Statue, Istana [President's Residence]

Queen Victoria Statue, Istana, Singapore

The Chinese community presented the statue of Queen Victoria to the Governor, Sir Cecil Smith in the Jubilee Year (1889) of Her Majesty's rule as a memento of their loyal affections and gratitude for the benefit of her rule. The 6 foot high statue in Sicilian marble was the work of E. E. Geflowski and is one of the most lifelike statues of the Queen ever made. It used to be placed in the alcove of the State Room (then called Victoria Room) until the 1960s. It was then moved to the Victoria Memorial Hall and subsequently to the National Museum store in the mid-1980's. When located in 1994, the statue was found to have sustained damages to several parts, including the nose. The damages probably occurred during the various shifts over the years. The statue was restored in 1995 by a specialist sculpture conservator from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

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Since 1960, the Istana grounds have been opened to the public a few days every year so that Singaporeans and visitors can share the sprawling parkland. The Istana is a precious and important part of Singapore's history and heritage and has borne witness to Singapore's many historical milestones. Located along busy Orchard Road, the 100 over acres Istana Domain is a welcome green lung within the city. Within the Domain, there are several buildings of architectural and historical interest. They used to house the Governors and top administrators of Colonial Singapore. Today, as official residence of the President of Singapore, the Istana continues to be a symbol of authority.

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Queen Victoria statue, Parliament, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

This statue of Queen Victoria, after whom the colony of Victoria was named, dominates Queen’s Hall. The Hall was originally known as the “Great Hall”, but was renamed “Queen’s Hall” in 1887 to mark the fiftieth year of Queen Victoria’s reign.

Queen’s Hall, located between the two Legislative Chambers, is used for informal meetings as well as formal receptions and other functions. English sculptor Marshall Wood carved the Carrara marble statue in approximately 1876.

Although Queen Victoria would have been 57 years old when Wood carved the statue, he has portrayed her as a young queen. The statue is intended as an idealised portrait, symbolic of Victoria’s role as Empress of the British Empire. She is dressed in robes reminiscent of classical Rome and holds a wreath and the royal sceptre. Wood brought the statue to Melbourne, where it was displayed in the Public Library in Swanston Street. Parliament of Victoria purchased the statue at a cost of £3,000 and it was installed in the Great Hall, under Wood’s supervision, in 1882. It sits on a pedestal of polished Benambra granite porphyry from the Upper Murray district.

The statue is supposed to have a reputation for bad luck. Two cracks can be seen in Her Majesty’s left arm. The sculptor’s name appears incorrectly as “Mashall” Wood. The statue’s left foot is forward, symbolic of war. Legend has it that the sculptor committed suicide upon learning of this embarrassing error, but there is no evidence to support this story.

In 1913, Mr. E. A. Roberts, a Member of the House of Representatives (Federal Parliament used Victoria’s Parliament House from 1901 to 1927), had a heart attack while walking past the statue. As he collapsed, he hit his head on the base of the statue, where he promptly died.

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Old August 5th, 2009, 09:15 AM   #25
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KwaZulu-Natal Legislature, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa [colony of Natal]

KwaZulu-Natal Legislature

The Legislature is situated in Pietermaritzburg in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.

The old building was demolished in 1887 to provide space for the legislative complex. The foundation stone of the new legislative building was laid on 21 June 1887, to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. The building was completed two years later. On 25 April 1889, the Governor of Natal, Sir Arthur Havelock, opened the first Legislative Council session in the new building.

The carved wooden throne dominates the Chamber. On the canopy can be seen the royal coat-of-arms of Great Britain, and below this the Natal colonial coat-of-arms.

The statue of Queen Victoria commemorate the Queen's Golden Jubilee.

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Queen Victoria in the Library of Parliament in Ottawa.

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Here are some of my pics of the statue of her in Hamilton, Ontario:



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That's a nice one.
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This statue of Queen Victoria, after whom the colony of Victoria was named, dominates Queen’s Hall. The Hall was originally known as the “Great Hall”, but was renamed “Queen’s Hall” in 1887 to mark the fiftieth year of Queen Victoria’s reign.

Queen’s Hall, located between the two Legislative Chambers, is used for informal meetings as well as formal receptions and other functions. English sculptor Marshall Wood carved the Carrara marble statue in approximately 1876.

Although Queen Victoria would have been 57 years old when Wood carved the statue, he has portrayed her as a young queen. The statue is intended as an idealised portrait, symbolic of Victoria’s role as Empress of the British Empire. She is dressed in robes reminiscent of classical Rome and holds a wreath and the royal sceptre. Wood brought the statue to Melbourne, where it was displayed in the Public Library in Swanston Street. Parliament of Victoria purchased the statue at a cost of £3,000 and it was installed in the Great Hall, under Wood’s supervision, in 1882. It sits on a pedestal of polished Benambra granite porphyry from the Upper Murray district.

The statue is supposed to have a reputation for bad luck. Two cracks can be seen in Her Majesty’s left arm. The sculptor’s name appears incorrectly as “Mashall” Wood. The statue’s left foot is forward, symbolic of war. Legend has it that the sculptor committed suicide upon learning of this embarrassing error, but there is no evidence to support this story.

In 1913, Mr. E. A. Roberts, a Member of the House of Representatives (Federal Parliament used Victoria’s Parliament House from 1901 to 1927), had a heart attack while walking past the statue. As he collapsed, he hit his head on the base of the statue, where he promptly died.

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"I was born in 1927, the only child of middle-class parents, both English, and themselves born in the grotesquely elongated shadow, which they never rose sufficiently above history to leave, of that monstrous dwarf Queen Victoria."
- The Magus, by John Fowles
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Old August 9th, 2009, 02:24 AM   #32
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This is a photo I took in July 2009.

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Old August 9th, 2009, 05:13 AM   #33
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This statue, erected here by virtue of Belfast city council, once stood at the Royal Jubilee schools in Durham Street, Belfast. The status was then restored by the National Trust and was stored at Rowallane House until now.

The queen is depicted wearing a dress of Nottingham lace, the statue being made of Portland stone, a limestone material. The statue was carved in 1897 for the Queen's diamond jubilee, when she was 78 years old.

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I think the white statues were constructed whilst the queen was alive and the black after she had died.
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Built to mark her visit to Guernsey.

her title is Duke of Normandy in Guernsey even for a lady!
one of the oldest royal titles.

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victoria tower to mark the visit is just across the way...

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I didn't notice before but the statues in the Parliament of Canada(Library of Parliament) and the Parliament of Victoria(Australia) are exactly the same. Both are by English sculptor Marshall Wood. After doing some reading on the Canadian one I came across this piece of info below. I wonder if the one at the Library of Parliament is the same one that was first in Toronto. Probably not but this means that there would be 3 duplicates of that statue in Canada at one point.

Since Ottawa would not be named as Canada’s capital until a few years later, Toronto received a fine pair of Sevastopol cannons. The plan was to place them on either side of a statue of the Queen as the focal point of a new park on land formerly owned by King’s College.

In 1860, the City of Toronto did in fact install the cannons in the new park, and it was officially named Queen’s Park in honour of Victoria. William Denby, in his wonderful book Lost Toronto, tells us that the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) was on hand to lay a cornerstone to Queen Victoria. (This was more than 30 years before the Parliament Buildings opened, incidentally; Queen’s Park was just a park in those days.)

And Sculptor Marshall Wood did in fact create a statue of Queen Victoria. It was finally unveiled in 1871, with the Sevastopol cannons on either side. But in 1874, when Wood submitted his invoice for $7,500, city officials were taken aback; they apparently hadn’t realized the City would be asked to foot the bill – and such a high one at that! So they removed the statue and moved the cannons, which had formerly stood on the spot where there’s now a John A. Macdonald statue, to their current positions on either side of the main entranceway to the Legislative Buildings. A new, less costly statue, was commissioned and installed in 1902. It’s still there.

But whatever happened to the original statue? Queen’s Park staff has tried to locate it. At one time, it was thought that it might have been shipped to Quebec, because archival images show it was an exact duplicate of the one that now stands in Victoria Square on Old Montreal. However, that statue was already in place by 1872, so to this day no one knows where our copy of Wood’s Queen Victoria statue has gone.
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