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Francis Light Statue, George Town

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Francis Light Statue, at Fort CornwallisFrancis Light Statue, at Fort Cornwallis (30 January, 2005)



The Francis Light Statue was built in 1936 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Penang by Captain Francis Light. The bronze statue was sculpted by F.J. Wilcoxson and cast at Burton's Foundry in Thames Ditton. The statue was actually modelled after Francis Light's son, William Light, since no picture could be found of the senior Light. William Light founded the Australian city of Adelaide fifty years after the founding of Penang.

Francis Light StatueFrancis Light Statue, when it was at the Penang State Museum (1 January, 2002)


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Getting there

The Francis Light Statue is now within Fort Cornwallis. The nearest bus stop is along Light Street, served by Rapid Penang bus 103, 204, 502 and CAT.

Location of Francis Light's Statue on the map

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