This is to be found in the Edinburgh Gardens (just north of the old Fitzroy footy stadium):
A nearby plaque reads:
“We are not amused”
Following the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, George Godfrey MLC presented a commemorative statue to the people of Fitzroy.
The statue was mounted on the plinth in front of you amidst a decorative garden bed of cabbage palms and roses. Queen Victoria, in a typical pose, carried the orb and sceptre of royalty.
After a tumble, the statue went missing and was never replaced.
Would Queen Victoria have been amused?