C. J. La Trobe statue

La Trobe was first appointed as Superintendent of the Port Phillip District, then a part of New South Wales, in 1839.  After separation, and the formation of the new colony of Victoria on the 1st of July 1851, La Trobe became the Lieutenant-Governor.  Less than a week later Victoria was rocked by the news of the discovery of gold within a hundred miles of Melbourne.


Peter Corlett, 2006. Statue : bronze, gold leaf, nickel, paint


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Accession number: H2006.191


From the State Library of Victoria's Pictures Collection.


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Charles La Trobe