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01-November-2016
01-November-2016

Photographs supplied by John Huth

A wall commemorates community volunteers and was commissioned in 2001, the International Year of Volunteers.  

 

Location

Address:Warrego Highway, Chinchilla, 4413
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.738712
Long: 150.628326
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Monument Designer:Wesley Irwin

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th October, 2002
Front Inscription

Chinchilla Shire - AMP Volunteers Wall
This wall was officially commissioned by Chinchilla Shire Council to commemorate volunteers in "2001 International Year of Volunteers" and was officially unveiled on Saturday 12th October 2002 by
Cr Bill McCutcheon - Mayor - Chinchilla Shire Council 

Councillors
Cr Maurice Smith (Deputy Mayor)
Cr Peter Jeffrey,  Cr Gerald Purves
Cr Joy Rodger,    Cr Greg Olm
Cr Keith Dolbel,  Cr Linda Elder
Cr Sue Newitt

AMP Life Ltd
Mr Ron Harding

Chief Executive Officer
Mr Ed Hoffmann

Design
Mr Wesley Irwin

 

 

 

Left Side Inscription

Shire of Chinchilla
Volunteer Recognition
Wall

2001

Volunteers, Ordinary People,
Extraordinary Contribution..
Real People, Real Heroes.

The monument focuses on the behind the scenes theme.  The two curtain forms, of volunteers of Australia, emanating from Chinchilla and District, indicated beside the International Year symbol.

The volunteer symbol is positioned at the bottom step of the stairway, symbolising the start of the journey a person takes in volunteering.

While the wall represents the shape of Australia, the steps also symbolise the journey of Australia, since Federation ; and the corrugated iron the durable and reliable rural environment.

The teamwork required for success is expressed by the figurines joining hands and pushing forward to achieve their goals.

Colours reflect the hue of the Australian continents sky, plains, fields and ranges.

Acknowledgements

Funding - AMP ; Chinchilla Shire Council
Design - W. Irwin

Source: MA
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