Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

Sir Anthony Musgrave

1828-1888

 
 
Sir Anthony Musgrave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Lester, November 14, 2013
1. Sir Anthony Musgrave Marker
Inscription. A career Imperial civil servant, Anthony Musgrave served as governor of Newfoundland (1864 - 69) and British Columbia (1869 - 71). Both terms of office were marked by a strong personal effort to encourage the two colonies to unite with the new Canadian confederation, and it was under his direction that British Columbia entered the Dominion on July 20, 1871, Musgrave was knighted in 1875, subsequently held vice-regal office in Natal, South Australia, Jamaica and Queensland where he died.

Anthony Musgrave, fonctionnaire au service de l'Émpire, a été gouverneur de Terre-Neuve (1864-1869) et de la Colombie-Britannique (1869-1871). Dasns ces deux postes, il a fait de grands efforts pour encourager les colonies à entrer dans la nouvelle Confédération canadienne. C'est en grande partie à son instigation que la Colombie-Britannique devint province canadienne le 20 juillet 1871. Créé chevalier en 1875, Musgrave fut vie-roi au Natal, en Australie du Sud, en Jamaïque et au Queensland, où il mourut.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 48° 25.148′ N, 123° 20.566′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker can be reached from Rockland Avenue.
Sir Anthony Musgrave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
2. Sir Anthony Musgrave Marker
Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 Rockland Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V9S, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hosaqami (within shouting distance of this marker); Order of Canada / Ordre du Canada (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Boundary Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal and Distinguished Visitors (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir James Douglas, KCB (within shouting distance of this marker); Government House (within shouting distance of this marker); The People and the Lieutenant Governor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Role of the Lieutenant Governor (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Victoria.
 
Also see . . .  Sir Anthony Musgrave - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. (Submitted on January 30, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement