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Pillar of Stone

 
 
Pillar of Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 29, 2005
1. Pillar of Stone Marker
Inscription.
This pillar of stone quarried from Stawell was placed here on the insistence of
The Hon. John Woods, M.P.
(born Liverpool England November 5th 1822, died Brighton Victoria April 2nd 1892; engineer, politician and inventor, commissioner International Exhibition 1880 and exhibition trustee 1881-1892) to express his indignation of the choice of New South Wales stone for Parliament House and to show the enduring qualities of local stone.

 
Erected 1979 by Royal Exhibiton Trustees.
 
Location. 37° 48.311′ S, 144° 58.34′ E. Marker is in Melbourne, Victoria. Marker can be reached from Nicholson Street just from Gertrude Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51 Nicholson Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3065, Australia.
 
More about this marker. The Pillar of Stone is located at the front, east end of the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens.
 
Categories. Natural Resources
 
Pillar of Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 29, 2005
2. Pillar of Stone Marker
Royal Exhibition Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 29, 2005
3. Royal Exhibition Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 567 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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