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Burns Statue Timaru, New Zealand.

Burns Statue Timaru

James Craigie, M.P. presented a full-size statue of Burns to Timaru in the South Island of New Zealand and this was unveiled on 22nd May 1913.

The Prime Minister, Sir Robert Stout gave the eulogy which was reported at great length, but few details were given about the statue itself.

It was apparently modelled locally, but the model was then sent to Italy where the statue was carved in Carrara marble. The eight-foot statue was erected on a base of bluestone surmounted by a pedestal of grey Coromandel granite, on which were carved the words of Thomas Carlyle - 'The largest soul of all the British lands' - and a couplet from 'A man's a man':
The rank is but the guinea's stamp
The man's the gowd for a' that.

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