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Bourkes State was executed by Edward Baily R.A. (1788-1867) and unveiled by Governor's successor, Sir George Gipps, on 11 April 1842. It was moved a short distance to the present site outside the Mitchell Library Building in 1926 after the erection of the Shakespeare Memorial nearby. Reference: Conrad Martens : life and art / Elizabeth Ellis. Sydney : State Library of NSW, 1994, p. 161
Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955<br>
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