A bronze statue of King Edward the Seventh, weighing eight tons, was re-erected today on a plinth near the Sydney Conservatorium.
C.u. foot of statue.. pan up
l.s. site of statue
8 1/2 ft
Statue - pan to workmen
12 1/2 ft
semi-close up two workmen mixing concrete
Statue being lifted
Workmen - pan to statue in midair
23 1/2 ft
Statue in place on pedestal
26 1/2 ft
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Background: A bronze statue of King Edward the Seventh, weighing eight tons, was re-erected today on a plinth near the Sydney Conservatorium. The statue was removed from its original site late in 1956 to enable work to be done on the approaches to the Quay roadway. This work has now been completed and the statue has been replaced only fifty yards from its original site.
Men of the Sydney City Council took only a little more than half an hour to complete the job. A City Council crane was used to lift the statue on to its plinth. It's fixed in place by bolts, which have been so carefully placed that they fit exactly into the corresponding holes on the base of the statue without any need for adjustment.