Lady Loch's diamond jewellery
At the conclusion of Governor Loch’s Vice-Regal term in 1889, the women of Melbourne contributed money to purchase diamond jewellery for his wife, Lady Loch, as a parting gift. Such was the admiration and general affection of the public for the Governor’s spouse and her patronage of the arts, the poor, and the wider community, that £1,600 was raised. The diamond jewellery – a tiara, necklace, pair of earrings and two diamond stars for her daughters – were chosen in Paris by the wife of the British Ambassador to France.
The Governor and Mr Anthony Howard QC attended the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park.
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