Cyclone George (Three Palms)Print Page
Cyclone George was the third tropical cyclone to affect the Australian region and the first to affect Western Australia in 2007. The cyclone formed on 2 March in the Northern Territory's Top End late in February, and intensified when it entered the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, before crossing the northern coast of the Kimberley. It moved over the Indian Ocean, intensifying to a Category 4 cyclone, and eventually crossed the Pilbara coast just east of Port Hedland at peak intensity. It caused significant damage to the town of Port Hedland and numerous isolated mining camps around the town as well as three fatalities.
|Address:||Lukis Street, Port Hedland, 6721|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -20.308669|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||08-March-2007|
|Actual Event End Date:||08-March-2007|
|Monument Designer:||Frederick Beel|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||November-2009|
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CYCLONE GEORGE COMMEMORATIVE ARTWORK
ARTIST FREDERICK BEEL
COMMISSIONED BY THE TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND
GENEROUSLY FUNDED BY BHP BILLITON IRON ORE
This sculpture is dedicated to the people of Hedland, and symbolises the Hedland community spirit which burned fiercely to help the community get back on its feet after the devastating effects of Cyclone George, 8th March 2007.
"Three Palms" was funded by the Australian community`s generous donations to the Cyclone George Relief Fund for the people of Hedland, after all requests for aid were met, and with the kind assistance of BHP Billiton Iron Ore and the Town of Port Hedland.
"Like the palm, we shall bend but not break"
KELLY HOWLETT MAYOR, TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND
MATTHEW CURRIE GENERAL MANAGER-PORT
BHP BILLITON IRON ORE