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Sir George Gipps

Ringwould, Kent 1791 - Canterbury 1847
Governor of the colony of New South Wales, Australia, 1838-1846
(Wikipedia)
Henry Weekes

1849

Canterbury /  Sir George Gipps   Canterbury /  Sir George Gipps

Description

Marble bust.

Inscription(s)

in the adjoining cloisters
are interred the remains of
Lt COLONEL SIR GEORGE GIPPS,
of the royal engineers;
late governor in chief of new south wales,
and its dependencies,
who died the 28th february 1847,
aged 56 years.

after an honourable and useful career of 39 years
in the military and civil service of his country,
he returned to england from the above colony in impaired health,
and shortly afterwards expired in this city,
beloved, honoured, and regretted by all who knew him.

"the memory of the just is blessed."

Signature

h. weekes sc. | 1849

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 51°16'47" E 1°4'56"

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