Henry Bolte Statue
Public Art: Henry Bolte Statue
Sculptor: © Peter Corlett
Description: Life size bronze of
Victorian Premier Henry Bolte standing quite relaxed with both hands in pockets. I don't know if it was intentional
but Bolte is also placed closely to the Alfred Dunstan statue, as though the two are in a deep conversation.
But I guess these staues get shifted around like pieces on a chess board.
Location: Outside and facing the Government building
at 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne, Australia.
History of the Henry Bolte Statue: The only piece of information I could find about this staue was
that former Premier, Jeff kennett, was responsible for the series of four Victorian Premier statues outside 1
Treasury Place. The statues being of John Cain Jr, Rupert Hamer, Henry Bolte and Albert Dunstan who were all post-World War II era former Victorian Premiers and had all
served more than 3,000 days in office. Whilst in office Jeff Kennett chose the magical number of 3,000 to be
reached before any Victorian Premier would be rewarded with a bronze statue in his or her likeness.
Unfortunately for Jeff and his predicessor, Steve Bracks, both failed by a whisker to be immortalised in