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  • SCULPTURE OF CHARLES LA TROBE Charles Robb

    Melbourne, Australia

    Charles La Trobe statue that is located in the city of Melbourne in Australia carries all the features of a regular statue. Except for the fact that it is placed upside down! The statue belonging to Charles La Trobe, the lieutenant-governor of Victoria colony in Australia in the 19th century, is located on the grounds of the university that bears his name.

    La Trobe is one of the most important figures of Melbourne, known for establishing Melbourne University, Botanical Gardens and Public Library, but whose name is quickly forgotten. Australian sculptor Charles Robb answers the questions rearding the reason why the statue is reverse as “because the universities should spend time and energy on ideas.”

    SCULPTURE of CHARLES LA TROBE - Charles Robb - Australia

    SCULPTURE of CHARLES LA TROBE – Charles Robb – Australia