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The "Babes of Walloon" memorial commemorates Henry Lawson's poem about the tragic drowning of two young sisters in 1891. The memorial consists of two statues of the young girls in a mosaic pool of waterlilies.
Henry Lawson’s 1891 poem The Babies of Walloon told the tragic story of the drownings of sisters Bridget Kate and Mary Jane Broderick. Both girls were students at Walloon State School.The girls aged six and nine, the daughters of lengthman on the railway at Walloon, near Ipswich, Queensland, were sent on an errand by their parents and it is supposed they were attracted by some water-lilies in a pool near their home. They were found drowned in six feet of water in March 1891.
|Address:||Karrabin- Rosewood Road, Henry Lawson Bicentennial Park , Walloon, 4306|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.605278|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||March-1891|
|Approx. Event End Date:||March-1891|
|Monument Designer:||Matthew Tobin|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2006|