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15-March-2017
15-March-2017

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A park commemorates the cultural and musical history of Port Fairy as a fishing port and a place of music. 

Location

Address:Bank & Sackville Streets, Fiddler`s Green, Port Fairy, 3284
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.383576
Long: 142.237186
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Front Inscription

Fiddler's Green

Fiddler's Green commemorates the cultural and musical history of Port Fairy as a fishing port and place of music.  It reflects the spiritual memory of all the seafarers and fishermen who worked the seas over the life of this village and community.

Fiddler's Green is a legendary supposed afterlife, where there is perpetual mirth, a fiddle that never stops playing, and dancers who never tire.  In maritime folklore it is a kind of afterlife for sailors who have served at least 50 years at sea.

Wikipedia June 2014

Source: MA
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