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The sculpture "Friendship Tree" commemorates the friendship between Mosman and Mudanjiang, in Heilongjiang Province in China.



Address:The Crescent, Alan Border Oval, Mosman, 2088
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.826811
Long: 151.242677
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Monument Designer:Ann Cape


Front Inscription

`Friendship Tree`

This sculpture celebrates the friendship between the communities of Mosman and Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang Province, China.  The original is situated in Mudanjiang and this is its companion.

During the artist residency in Mudanjiang I noticed an absence of native birds, something we take for granted here in Mosman.  We are fortunate to wake up to the sound of birdsong every morning.

`Friendship Tree` represents the major native bird types of Mosman - magpies, kookaburra and seagulls.  The seagulls signify that we are situated on the coast and the kookaburra and magpies represent that we are blessed with beautiful areas of native vegetation and parklands.

The human figure, as well as representing the tree, extends the hand of friendship

Anne Cape          Artist
Stephen Coburn  Fabricator

Back Inscription

Mosman Council

`Friendship Tree`

Commissioned at the invitation of the Mudanjiang Municipal People`s Government, Heilongjiang Province, China. 

Jointly unveiled by Yang Ming Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of Mudanjiang Municipal People`s Congress, Heilongjiang Province, China and Councillor Peter Abelson Mayor of Mosman

The work is a tribute to the strong people - to - people ties between our communities.

12 November 2014

Source: MA
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