|Location||Between Kent and Cambridge Terrace|
|Tour directions||Best approached by crossing halfway to the Embassy Theatre, ann then following the islands between Kent and Cambridge Terrace|
The central character of the panel on Queen Victoria's right side of the pedestal holds a train in her hands.
Alfred Drury's Queen Victoria (1902-05) was Wellington's first significant sculpture.
The bronze statue, a replica of Drury's commission for Portsmouth, was originally located in Post Office Square (where SkyBlues is now located).
It was commissioned after the Queen's death in 1901. On Drury's advice, the statue was set on a high pedestal, giving it an imposing effect.
The work was unveiled in 1905 in front of a crowd of 3,000 while the Wellington Garrison Band played "God Save the King".
In Governor Lord Plunket's speech, he likened the work to the Statue of Liberty.
"I personally think it is a very happy circumstance that this statue should stand where it does, for it proclaims to the anxious, weary immigrant as he arrives upon your shores, that besides the better material prosperity he has been led to expect, he has come among a loyal people, and is under the British Constitution, with the freedon which every British subject enjoys, and which is the envy of every foreign nation"
The statue was moved to its current location six years after it was unveiled as it had become a traffic hazard.
In her hand, Queen Victoria holds a statuette of Victory.
The bas-relief panel on the back side of pedestal depicts the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, with a Maori chief on the left, and William Hobson on the right. Until 1967, this image was on the back on New Zealand's ten-shilling note.
- Bucket Fountain Burren and Keen 1969 -41.292294 174.776338 http://www.sculptures.org.nz/__data/assets/image/0005/1697/thumb-bucket-fountain.jpg Bucket Fountain http://www.sculptures.org.nz/tours/courtenay/bucket-fountain
- Umbrella Peter Kundycki 1990 -41.291711 174.776592 http://www.sculptures.org.nz/__data/assets/image/0004/1696/thumb-umbrella.jpg Umbrella http://www.sculptures.org.nz/tours/courtenay/umbrella
- Sri Chinmoy Peace Capital Unknown 2002 -41.2914586 174.7768363 http://www.sculptures.org.nz/__data/assets/image/0008/1700/thumb-sri-chinmoy-peace-capital.jpg Sri Chinmoy Peace Capital http://www.sculptures.org.nz/tours/courtenay/sri-chinmoy-peace-capital
- Geometric Growth Guy Ngan 1974, Reinstalled 2006 -41.290287 174.778329 http://www.sculptures.org.nz/__data/assets/image/0006/1698/thumb-geometric-growth.jpg Geometric Growth http://www.sculptures.org.nz/tours/courtenay/geometric-growth
- Te Aro Park, Memorial Cairn Shona Davies 1988 -41.29212525 174.778208 http://www.sculptures.org.nz/__data/assets/image/0007/1699/thumb-memorial-cairn.jpg Memorial Cairn http://www.sculptures.org.nz/tours/courtenay/memorial-cairn
- Te Moana (The Sea) Logan Shipgood 1999 -41.29274144 174.7791324 http://www.sculptures.org.nz/__data/assets/image/0010/1702/thumb-te-moana.jpg Te Moana http://www.sculptures.org.nz/tours/courtenay/te-moana-the-sea
- Punga Peke Mike Murray 2000 -41.29307103 174.7800425 http://www.sculptures.org.nz/__data/assets/image/0009/1701/thumb-punga-peke.jpg Punga Peke http://www.sculptures.org.nz/tours/courtenay/punga-peke
- Tripod Weta Workshop 2005 -41.29414646 174.7834606 http://www.sculptures.org.nz/__data/assets/image/0005/2003/thumb-tripod.jpg Tripod http://www.sculptures.org.nz/tours/courtenay/tripod
- Queen Victoria Alfred Drury 1902-05 -41.29522819 174.7831907 http://www.sculptures.org.nz/__data/assets/image/0004/2002/thumb-queen-victoria.jpg Queen Victoria http://www.sculptures.org.nz/tours/courtenay/queen-victoria