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Monuments and commemorations: a consideration

Pickering, Paul; Westcott, Robyn

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When William Charles Wentworth, the leading conservative politician in the colony of New South Wales, retired from public life in order to travel to Britain in 1853, he informed his devoted followers that he would ‘accept no testimonial except in the form of a colossal statue of his person to be placed in some very conspicuous part of Sydney’. According to the report in a hostile newspaper, Wentworth issued this demand so that ‘his countrymen might have an opportunity of perceiving...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009-09-22T02:00:09Z
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10440/894
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/10440/894
Source: Humanities Research

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