Statue : Charles La Trobe - Peter Corlett

Statue : Charles La Trobe - Peter Corlett

Statue : Charles La Trobe - Peter CorlettThere are two statues of Charles La Trobe in Melbourne, this one by Peter Corlett @ State Library of Victoria and Charles La Trobe by Charles Robb at La Trobe University in Bundoora.

Charles Joseph La Trobe, Superintendent of the Port Phillip District and later as the first Lieutenant-Governor of the colony of Victoria.

Charles La Trobe held office from 1839 to 1854, helping to establish the Royal Botanic Gardens, State Library, Museum of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria and University of Melbourne.

Charles La Trobe

by Peter Corlett
Location: State Library of Victoria - Melbourne

The C J La Trobe Society Inc. raised the funds to erect the statue on the forecourt of the State Library Victoria.

The sculpture was commissioned with Peter Corlett OAM and unveiled by our patron the then Governor of Victoria, Professor David de Kretser AC in November 2006 during the Year of La Trobe.

Front Inscription

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

Unveiled by
Professor David de Kretser 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

❊Venue | Location ❊

 State Library of Victoria - Closed [show]

⊜ 328 Swanston Street   Melbourne | Map
328 Swanston StreetMelbourneVictoria
+61 3 8664 7000

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