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Commemorative plaque

Object name: Commemorative plaque
Artist/Maker: Dept. of Public Works
Date: 1860
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 74 x 64.8 cm
Catalogue no.: O-1057

Inscription: MAY IT BE HAPPY AND FORTUNATE! ALBERT EDWARD, PRINCE OF WALES, HAS DEIGNED TO LAY THIS CORNERSTONE OF THE BUILDING THAT WILL SERVE TO HOLD THE ASSEMBLIES OF THE PROVINCE, IN THE YEAR 1860, THE FIRST DAY OF SEPTEMBER, THE TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR OF VICTORIA'S REIGN. (Translation from Latin)

HIS EXCELLENCY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR EDMUND WALKER HEAD, BARONET GOVERNOR GENERAL OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA
HON. JOHN ROSE, COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS
SAMUEL KEEFER, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS
FULLER AND JONES, ARCHITECTS
THOMAS MCGREEVY, BUILDER
JOHN MORRIS, CLERK OF WORKS
CHARLES GARTH, STEAMFITTER

Additional inscription: LAID ORIGINALLY IN 1860, THIS PLAQUE WAS RETURNED TO THE LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT FOLLOWING THE FIRE OF 1916. IT WAS LOST AND DAMAGED IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE FIRE OF 1952. IT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY RESTORED AND WAS UNVEILED BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ON AUGUST 1st, 1973.

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