Front: Dr Sun Yat Sen / The Founder of Modern China 1866–1925
Back: Respectfully erected by the Founding Committee of Dr. Sun / Yat Sen Memorial Statue Inc and the Chinese Community of / Australia 10 October 2011 Melbourne
Erected by the Founding Committee of Dr Sun Yat Sen Memorial Statue Inc. and the Chinese Community of Australia, 2011
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection
Dr Sun Yat Sen, founder of modern China, Chinese, 1866–1925.
Location: Cohen Place, Little Bourke Street
This statue commemorates Dr Sun Yat Sen, who played a significant role in the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty in the early 20th century. Dr Sun Yat Sen was a Chinese revolutionary and the first president and founding father of the Nationalist Republic of China. He became the first provisional president when the Republic of China was formed in 1912.
Funded by the Dr Sun Yat Sen Steering Committee, the statue was unveiled outside the Chinese Museum's entrance in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China.