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Victoria Pavilion

Photo by Gruyere (cropped) from Wikipedia

Victoria Pavilion is a historic grandstand located on the western side of Fremantle Oval, in Fremantle, Western Australia. In January 1897 local architect F.W. Burwell won the competition held by the Fremantle Council for the design of a pavilion for Fremantle Oval. The foundation stone was laid on 25 June 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Built by Blackman Brothers at a cost of £3650, the pavilion was officially opened by Premier John Forrest on 6 November 1897. The building is listed on the Register of the National Estate. Wikipedia.

The building was named for Victoria because it was her Diamond Jubilee (meaning that she had been monarch for 60 years) in 1897.

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Wikipedia page

Australian Heritage Database entry

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