Being a Dickens fan, I couldn’t let the 200th anniversary of his birth go by without some acknowledgement.

This rare statue – one of two such statues in the world – of the English novelist and social commentator, Charles Dickens.

The marble statue of Charles Dickens was one of eleven statues acquired in 1889 as decoration for the newly laid-out Centennial Park. The statue was placed in Centennial Park in around 1891. It was originally sited at the junction of Parkes and Hamilton Drives but was relocated to the junction of Dickens Drive and Loch Avenue in 1897,

The statue is one of only two known life-size representations of Charles Dickens in the world. The rarity of statuary representing Dickens is due to injunction in his will requesting that no public memorials be erected in his honour. This statue was most probably sculptured by Job Hanson.

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Centennial Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
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  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 2 years ago

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 2 years ago

    A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other …… Charles Dickens

    Beautiful Michael, love the writings of Dickens and this is a lovely tribute to him

  • Thanks for the comment and fave Trudi. Me too!

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  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkover 2 years ago

    Very nice shot Michael and thanks for the story.

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  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 2 years ago

    Nice work Michael.

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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 2 years ago

    My favourite writer! I’m presently reading Oliver Twist… Love it! LOVE the way Dickens writes and thinks!!! I would like to go back in time and meet him! :)

    Great shot!!!!

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  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 2 years ago

    Well done Michael – Love this x
    Great info too ..

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 2 years ago

    magnificent capture

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  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    He was a wonderful writer, love the shot!

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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago


    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

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  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature of this excellent capture Michael !
    A wonderful (and very clean) sculpture !

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