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St Andrews Cathedral and Raffles Monument, 1900

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 1/25

Scope and Contents

271 x 207 mm. A view looking across the Padang with Raffles Monument in the left foreground and the Cathedral beyond. The Raffles Monument, an eight foot high bronze statue of the founder of Singapore sculpted by Thomas Woolner at a cost £2,000, was unveiled by the Governor of the Straits Settlements, Sir Frederick Weld on June 27 1887, Queen Victoria's Golden jubilee. It was moved to a site in front of the Victoria Memorial Hall in celebration of Singapores centenary in 1919 (see BAM 1/55). In 1942, during the Japanese occupation, it was removed and stored in the Museum, but was reinstated by the Governor in 1947.

Dates

  • Creation: 1900

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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Language of Materials

English

Existence and Location of Copies

CN 722.

Related Materials

See also BAM 1/55; BAM 1/75. For a note on the construction of St Andrews Cathedral, see BAM 1/3.

General

PJ.

Originator(s)

G R Lambert and Co

Finding aid date

2002-05-01 11:17:58+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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