Image of the week: 15 – 20 October
15 October 2018
The unveiling of the Queen Victoria statue in Victoria Square, 1903.
Formally known as Market Square or Market Place, Victoria Square once included the likes of markets, a post office, immigration barracks and a women’s prison. In 1896-7, the area was developed into a park for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubliee and the statue, unveiled in 1903, commemorates the Golden Jubilee of the founding of the Canterbury Settlement and is a memorial for soldiers killed in the South African War.