A love So Great

In the town of Dunolly in Victoria there is a plaque erected by the people in honour of Queen Victoria. It reads as follows:

June 22nd

1897

Erected by the burgesses of Dunolly

In affectionate loyalty to the

British throne and empire

And in commemoration of the 60th year

Of the illustrious reign of

VICTORIA

Queen of Gt. Britain etc, etc,

Empress of India

Who rules with beneficent sway over

400 millions

Of the human race: On whose wide dominions

The sun never sets.

A free people we rejoice.

‘She wrought her people lasting good.’

‘Her court was pure; Her life serene;

God gave her peace; Her land reposed;

A thousand claims to reverence closed

In her as mother, wife, and Queen.’

E.P.Morris

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Queen Victoria Plaque, Dunolly
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