Edward George Honey Memorial 1965

Maker unknown

Registration number

1086737

Artist/maker

Maker unknown

Title

Edward George Honey Memorial

Production date

1965

Medium

stone, bronze, aluminium

Dimensions (H x W x D)

110 cm (overall height)

Inscriptions

IN MEMORY OF / EDWARD GEORGE HONEY / 1885-1922 / A MELBOURNE JOURNALIST WHO, WHILE LIVING IN LONDON, / FIRST SUGGESTED THE SOLEMN CEREMONY OF / SILENCE / NOW OBSERVED IN ALL BRITISH COUNTRIES / IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO DIED IN WAR / "LEST WE FORGET"

Credit line

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Edward George Honey Memorial, Stone boulder with bronze and aluminium plaque, 1965, Kings Domain, Birdwood Ave

Summary

Location: Birdwood Ave, Kings Domain

This memorial consists of a large boulder set into a small paved area in a nature strip off Birdwood Ave (east side). It was unveiled in May 1965. Fittingly, the memorial is located opposite the Shrine of Remembrance. It is to Edward George Honey that we owe the ritual of observing two minutes’ silence in commemoration of the war fallen.

Erected by Eric Harding. Unveiled by Lord Mayor Cr Curtis, 7 May 1965