Sir John Monash statue unveiled

April 27, 2015 by Henry Benjamin
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Founded in 1958, Melbourne’s Monash University has unveiled a life-sized statue of the man after whom it was named…Sir John Monash.

John Corlett and George Golvan

Peter Corlett and George Golvan

The statue portrays the distinguished general Sir John Monash in civilian clothing and was created by prominent Australian sculptor Peter Corlett. It stands at the University’s main campus in Clayton.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner said: “Sir John remains an important force at Monash. He lived his life in the service of his community and the example he set is at the heart of our mission.

Through this statue, students and visitors to the University will appreciate that it was named after a man who had an enormous impact on Australian life.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the group who drove this project – our Monash Pioneers. Led by Chair, Mr Michael Headberry, the group has made a commitment to enhancing the campus experience for current Monash students. It is wonderful that our graduates continue to be so deeply engaged with the University.”

Among members of the community attending the unveiling were Lady Anna Cowen, Jack Smorgon, Steven Skala and George Golvan.

 

 

 

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