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Going Home : 28-September-2012
Going Home : 28-September-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A sculpture commemorates the young women and children who have made epic journeys to return to their home and country. The sculpture is based on the book "Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence" by Doris Pilkington. 

The sculpture depicts two young girls who are going home, a 1000-kilometre walk along the rabbit-proof fence to Jigalong in Western Australia. The elder girl carries her little sister. She staggers a bit under the weight. Sculptor Pauline Clayton had been deeply moved by Doris Pilkington's story and many years before had created a small expressionistic maquette that stood in her studio while she searched for a sponsor. ''It will happen, it has got to happen; it must happen before I die.''The McLeod family, the sponsors, were there when it was installed shortly before Pauline died in 2012. 

Location

Address:Clarke Street, Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, 3067
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.802657
Long: 145.001946
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Monument Designer:Pauline Clayton

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2012
Front Inscription

Going Home by Pauline Clayton

A tribute to the young women and children who have made epic journeys to return to home and country

This sculpture was made possible with the support of the McLeod Family Foundation

Source: MA
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