Notes on the Geography of New Zealand: Auckland: Photo 9
Victoria has stood in the park since her jubilee in 1897. The statue was the work of her official sculptor, Francis Williamson. Two years later, the Herald remarked that "the statue will remain when all of us have passed away to remind our children and our children's children of a wise and virtuous ruler whom we loved and honoured, and of our attachment to the British monarchy and our affection for the Motherland."
See Michael Dunn, New Zealand Sculpture: A History, p. 25.
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