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Millbank Prison - Australia Millbank Prison - Australia

Credit for this entry to:
John Billing

Memorial: Millbank Prison - Australia

Erection date: 8/10/1993


This historic bollard was presented by the City of Westminster, London, England to the Shire of Mornington to mark its centenary on 31 May 1993. The bollard originally stood at the head of steps to the River Thames opposite the Millbank Prison from where until 1867 prisoners sentenced to transportation embarked on their journey to Australia.

His Excellency the honourable Richard E. McGarvie, Governor of Victoria, unveiled this historic bollard on 8th October 1993 to commemorate its relocation from the City of Westminster to the Shire of Mornington.

Site: Millbank Prison - Australia (1 memorial)

VIC 3931, Main Street, Mornington, Victoria, Australia, 21

We thank John Billing, resident of Mornington, for telling us about this bollard and sending us all the information and the pictures.  (Though fully London-focused we do like an excuse to reach out to other parts of the world - see IndiaPennsylvania and New York.)

John found the Mornington Historical Walk where we learn that the building was, c.1900, the Mechanics Institute and Free Library.

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Millbank Prison - Australia

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Millbank Prison

The design and construction of this prison stretched from 1799 - 1821 and pas...

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transportation to Australia

One of the (many) supposed origins of the word 'pom' for an Englishman, is th...

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Shire of Mornington centenary

Created as New Mornington it was renamed on 19 January 1894 as the Shire of M...

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Millbank Prison - Australia

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Westminster City Council

The ancient parish of St Margaret's was divided into St Margaret's and St Joh...

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Richard Elgin McGarvie

Judge and then Governor of Victoria, Australia, 1992 - 7.

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