Canadian Voyageuer, Lord Dufferin Memorial
Frederick W. Pomeroy, RA
Bronze and granite
City Hall, Belfast
Text and photograph by Philip V. Allingham 2006.
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According to Brett, Pomeroy pays tribute to "local baron-made-good" (55) with a monument that represents him "enshrined in a miniature version of City Hall, his guardian figures represent[ing] his posts at either end of the Empire": the turbaned and sabred Indian sits on a cannon. while the Canadian voyageur sits on a dead moose. Brett feels that the magnificently self-confident statue of the Marquis "typifies the imperial pretensions of Edwardian Belfast" (commentary for Plate 72, opposite p. 63).
The Most Honourable Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, KP, GCB, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, PC (21 June 1826¡©12 February 1902) was a British public servant and prominent member of Victorian society. In his youth, he was a popular figure in the court of Queen Victoria, and became well known to the public after publishing a best-selling account of his travels in the North Atlantic.