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Artwork - Marquette - 'Edward Gough Whitlam' by Victor Greenhalgh

From the Collection of Federation University Australia Art Collection Artworks are displayed at Federation University Australia campuses at Ballarat, Gippsland (Churchill), Stawell and Horsham. Victoria

Description
Marquette of a bust of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. It was used for the bronze bust in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens.
Size
Base H 25.0 x L 52.0 x W 30.0 cm, Head H 34.0 x L 30.0 x W 36.0 cm
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Object Registration
A00348
Keywords
art, artwork, prime minister, gough whitlam, prime ministers avenue, victor greenhalgh, sculpture, bust, ballarat botanical garden, ballarat school of mines, ballarat technical art school, alumni
Historical information
Edward Gough Whitlam was born in Kew. In 1972 he became the first Australian Labor Party Prime Minister in 23 years, and served as Prime Minister until 1975 when the Governor-General dismissed the government.

Victor Greenhalgh was born and educated in Ballarat. He was a student, then a staff member of the Ballarat School of Mines Technical Art School. Greenhalgh was appointed head of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's Att School in 1955. He died in 1983.

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.
When Made
c1975
Made By
Greenhalgh, Victor (Sculptor)
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:13AM