The statue by Thomas Brock was unveiled in 1903. Edward Harland was the founder of the Harland and Wolff shipyard. He was also the Mayor of Belfast from 1885 until 1886 and MP for North Belfast from 1889 until his death in 1895. The statue shows him in morning dress, resting his left hand on a model of a ship’s hull sitting upon plans.
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