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Sir Anthony Musgrave Monument
British Columbia
1828-1888

 

Sir Anthony Musgrave
1828 - 1888

A career Imperial civil servant, Anthony Musgrave served as governor of Newfoundland (1864 - 69) and British Columbia (1869 - 71). Both terms of office were marked by a strong personal effort to encourage the two colonies to unite with the new Canadian confederation, and it was under his direction that British Columbia entered the Dominion on July 20, 1971, Musgrave was knighted in 1875, subsequently held vice-regal office in Natal, South Australia, Jamaica and Queensland where he died.

Anthony Musgrave, fonctionnaire au service de l'Émpire, a été gouverneur de Terre-Neuve (1864-1869) et de la Colombie-Britannique (1869-1871). Dasns ces deux postes, il a fait de grands efforts pour encourager les colonies à entrer dans la nouvelle Confédération canadienne. C'est en grande partie à son instigation que la Colombie-Britannique devint province canadienne le 20 juillet 1871. Créé chevalier en 1875, Musgrave fut vie-roi au Natal, en Australie du Sud, en Jamaïque et au Queensland, où il mourut.

Historia Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Commission des Lieux et monuments historiques du Canada

 

 

Anthony Musgrave (born in St. John's, Antigua) was
Governor of Newfoundland from 1864 to 1869.

The above monument is located on the grounds of
Government House in Victoria, BC, Canada

 

Contributed by Jeri Keough May 2010

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