1819 - 1901
Queen Victoria in a list of significant Melbourne people???
Well, OK, we admit it. She wasn't born in Melbourne. In fact she never even visited the place. But her influence is everywhere, so we have included her in our list of significant Melbournians.
Victoria Street and Albert Street run parallel along the city's northern edge. It is also worth noting of these two streets that Albert comes to an end long before Victoria.
Starting at her gardens you can ponder her statue with its four sided base depicting Wisdom, Progress, History and Justice. Wander down to St Kilda Road and gaze up at the equestrian statue of her son, Edward VII. Then cross Linlithgow Avenue and contemplate the statue of her grandson, King George V.
Albert would have enjoyed strolling with his wife through the gardens that bear her name. John Brown, on the other hand, would feel more at home taking her through the market that bears her name.