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The Wheat Sculpture was erected as a Centenary of Federation Project and depicts the importance of wheat farming in the area.
Western Australian regional communities secured the bulk of State Government funding allocated to the first round of grants under the Centenary of Federation WA 2001 program. Each project was investment in the future by the local community and provided a reminder of the celebrations to mark the Centenary of Federation in Western Australia
The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self governing colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia formed one nation. When the Constitution of Australia came into force, on 1 January 1901, the colonies collectively became states of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Mingenew is known as The Grain Centre. The Mingenew grain facility (CBH, Co-operative Bulk Handling) is recognised as the largest inland grower fed receival site facility in the Southern Hemisphere, with a holding capacity of 403,000 tons.
|Address:||Midlands Road, Cecil Newton Park, Mingenew, 6522|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -29.190313|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Robert Hitchcock|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 13th October, 2001|
Funded by the
Commonwealth and State Government
Centenary of Federation Grants
THE GRAIN CENTRE SCULPTURE PROJECT
Officially opened by
Mr. WILSON TUCKEY, MHR
MEMBER FOR O`CONNOR
October 13, 2001
Shire President: Cr Ivan K.Wilton
Chief Executive Officer: Henry Van Der Ende
Sculptor: Robert Hitchcock