John Eardley Wilmot monument, Hobart, Tasmania

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Title

John Eardley Wilmot monument, Hobart, Tasmania

Subject

Blind arcading, cemetery, cenotaph, Gothic, Hobart, William Porden Kay, Lieutenant-Governor, mausoleum, monument, pointed arch, St David’s Park, Tas, Tasmania, Van Diemen's Land, John Eardley Wilmot.

Description

A monument to Sir John Eardley Wilmot (1783-1847) is situated in St David’s Park (previously a cemetery), Hobart. Wilmot was Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen’s Land (ie. Tasmania) between 1843 and 1847 and died of an undiagnosed illness after being removed from office. The multi-tiered cenotaph, sometimes referred to as a mausoleum, was raised by public subscription in 1850 and placed over his remains. It was designed by William Porden Kay (1809-1870). It is in the Gothic style and features the pointed arches, blind arcading, and elaborate stonework often associated with ecclesiastical architecture.

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

October 6, 2012

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“John Eardley Wilmot monument, Hobart, Tasmania,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 19, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1118.