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09-April-2014
09-April-2014

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Statue commemorates the Clydesdale working horse and the centenary of the Angaston Agricultural Bureau.

The sculpture was restored and unveiled on the 13th May 2008 and coincided with the 120th anniversary of the Angaston Agricultural Bureau, the oldest Bureau branch in Australia.

Exactly when the first importations of heavy horses into Australia were made is not clear, however, in the early days of pioneer settlement of New South Wales, pioneers attempted to bring horses for draught purposes to Australia despite the difficult transport conditions. In Tasmania, the English dray horse appears to have predominated. Victoria, in its early days of settlement, secured its foundation in draught stock mainly from Tasmania and New South Wales, to be later followed by importations from England and Scotland. English horses were also introduced into Western Australia late in the 1830’s and some were also imported to South Australia.

Location

Address:Murray Street & Penrice Road, Angaston, 5353
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.500625
Long: 139.044714
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals
Monument Designer:Christopher Radford

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th November, 1988
Front Inscription

 "Day Off, Peter ! "

To honour the Clydesdale horse and to celebrate the centenary of the Angaston Agricultural Bureau 1888 - 1988.

This sculpture by Christopher Radford F.R.S.A. was unveiled by Mr. Jeff Arney Chairman of the Advisory Board of Agriculture, South Australia on 27th November 1988

Source: MA
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