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Here comes the Queen! | by Meru Fumoto
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Here comes the Queen!

Eliza and her 2 shags welcome Queen Elizabeth to Perth for CHOGM 2011.


Eliza is a bronze sculpture located in Matilda Bay on the Swan River in Western Australia. The sculpture and plinth are mounted on a steel pylon 15 metres off the shoreline and depicts a woman about to dive off a wooden platform. It commemorates the old Crawley Baths which were a prominent Perth landmark during the early to mid 20th century.

Eliza is regularly "dressed" in various costumes by students and other unknown pranksters. Costumes have included a Santa Claus outfit (including beard), a Melbourne Cup frock and champagne flute and a Scotch College uniform.

The sculpture is named after Mount Eliza which was so called after the wife of Governor Ralph Darling, an early Governor of New South Wales.

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Taken on October 27, 2011