Friday, 16 November 2012

Memorials in Ballarat

We obviously checked out the Pompey Elliott statue in Ballarat, and were suitably impressed.

But what really struck me was the number of other memorials.    
In a city that trades on its Eureka tradition (including a statue of Peter Lalor), there are statues of Queen Victoria and George V in the main street.  But there's an Eight Hours Day memorial, and a plaque commemorating the formation of the AWU.    Is it about balance or am I missing something?   

Along with a number of other interesting memorials and statues (they're  listed in Wikipedia (, there's a rotunda commemorating the musicians that went down with the Titanic.




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