King George V Memorial at Old Parliament House in Canberra, Australia - Encircle Photos

4 King George V Memorial at Old Parliament House in Canberra, Australia

George V, the grandson of Queen Victoria, became King of the United Kingdom in 1910. When he died in 1936, the Australian government wanted to create a memorial for its former sovereign. The tribute was designed by Rayner Hoff, sculpted by John Moorfield and built by architect Harry Foskett. The statue portrays George V holding an orb and scepter, the traditional symbols of a monarch’s power. On the reverse side is an equestrian sculpture of Saint George. Created in 1953, the monument was moved to the Old Parliament House in 1968.

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18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600, Australia

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