Edward George Honey Memorial 1965
Edward George Honey Memorial
stone, bronze, aluminium
Dimensions (H x W x D)
110 cm (overall height)
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"
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection
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