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Elvis' Australian Presence

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Do you know of any Australian memorials or sites commemorating Elvis? Do you have a photograph you are willing to share? If so, please send your information to Elvis Federation.
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Ph: (02) 9361 6574
web site: www.elvispizza.com.au
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Andy Warhol's Elvis portrait at the Australian National Gallery
In 1973 the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) purchased a 1963 single Elvis from Andy Warhol's Elvis Series. The Gallery purchased the print for $25,000 at a Sotheby auction in London by proxy. Ten years later in 1983, director James Mollison mentioned that Single Elvis is one of their most popular exhibits with 'the family'.

For a discussion about Andy Warhol and his art, go to THE MANY DEATHS OF ANDY WARHOL, published in "Art & Australia", Sydney Spring, 1987.

Andy Warhol's Elvis at the NGA.
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Cupola and plaque, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, SA
The wrought iron Elvis Presley Cupola was officially donated to the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide on 26/11/1982.

It was designed and handcrafted by Mr R G Howard a great-grandson of Dr Richard Schomburgk. Dr Schomburgk was the second director of the Adelaide Botanic Garden from 1865 to 1891 when he died while still holding office.

The cupola is made from Ostend steel which oxides to a given point to form a protective coating to the steel.The wrought iron features gumleaves, gum nuts and a bird - the Shrike Tit.

The wording on the plaque reads "Erected to the memory of Elvis Presley by the Sound of Elvis Society 26.11.1982"

Information courtesy of the Botanic Gardens & State Herbarium, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
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Elvis Presley Memorial, Melbourne Cemetery, Carlton, Vic
White Hat Tours of Melbourne offers a weekly tour "Tombstones of Melbourne General Cemetery" which includes the Elvis Presley Memorial. [Their link has now gone - it's not clear whether this tour is still being offered.]
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Gracelands holiday appartments, Cameron Street, Merimbula, NSW.
Gracelands Merimbula
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Wall of Fame, Parkes, NSW
Wall of Fame, Parkes
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The Elvis Lennox Private Collection, Parkes, NSW

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Gracelands, Parkes, NSW
Gracelands, Parkes
Now gone out of business.
Photo (c) Russ Morison
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1997 - Bendigo Art Gallery
Elvis in Bendigo
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