John Eardley Wilmot monument, Hobart, Tasmania
Blind arcading, cemetery, cenotaph, Gothic, Hobart, William Porden Kay, Lieutenant-Governor, mausoleum, monument, pointed arch, St Davidâ€™s Park, Tas, Tasmania, Van Diemen's Land, John Eardley Wilmot.
A monument to Sir John Eardley Wilmot (1783-1847) is situated in St Davidâ€™s Park (previously a cemetery), Hobart. Wilmot was Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemenâ€™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.
October 6, 2012
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