Elgin Road in Freemantle was named after the seventh Earl of Elgin, whose diplomatic career took him, amongst other places, to China and Greece. He is best remembered for ‘acquiring’ the Parthenon friezes from the Acropolis in Athens. The ‘Elgin Marbles’ as they subsequently became known, eventually found their way into the British Museum, where they continue to be one of the main attractions, despite numerous attempts by Greek governments to have them returned to Athens.


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