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King Edward Terrace

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King Edward VII, 1910 by George Lambert
King Edward VII, 1910 by George Lambert

King Edward Terrace was named in honour of King Edward VII (1841-1910), the eldest son of Queen Victoria, who died on January 22, 1901, only three weeks after the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act came into effect, uniting six previously separate British colonies. King Edward reigned until 1910, and was the last British sovereign to exercise a discernible measure of personal influence over foreign policy and military affairs throughout the British Empire and the so-called dominions, including Australia. The brief and compacted "Edwardian" era was the last such period of British history or culture to derive its name from a reigning monarch or dynasty, dangling at the end of an impressive sequence, including Tudor, Elizabethan, Jacobean, Georgian, Regency, and Victorian. Queen Elizabeth II is King Edward's great-granddaughter.

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King Edward VII, 1910 by George Lambert
King Edward VII, 1910 by George Lambert
King Edward VII, 1910 by George Lambert
King Edward VII, 1910 by George Lambert

Of Kings and men

Celebrating 100 years of the Historic Memorials Collection

Previous exhibition, 2011

This display celebrates 100 years of the Historic Memorials Collection and its role in commissioning portraits of parliamentary and judicial figures in Australia.

The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance
The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance
The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance
The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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