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16-July-2015
16-July-2015

Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster

The Clackline Lion was erected in 1929 by the pupils of Clackline school and the headteacher E.W.Membery to commemorate 100 years of British colonisation in Western Australia. A plaque has been placed on the memorial in recognition of Archie H. Paton who was the sculptor of the lion.

On 1 June 1829 Lieutenant -Governor Stirling and his party arrived at Garden Island and erected the necessary buildings to protect the stores. On 18 June, Stirling and others landed on the mainland at Rous Head and formally published, both on the mainland and at Garden Island, this Proclamation constituting His Majesty's Settlement in Western Australia.

Location

Address:Lockyer & Spencers Brook Roads, Clackline Lion Park, Clackline, 6564
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.720227
Long: 116.523177
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Designer:Archie H Paton (sculptor-lion)
Monument Manufacturer:Pupils of Clackline School and headteacher E.W.Membery

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1929
Front Inscription

ERECTED By The PUPILS of CLACKLINE
To COMMEMORATE The CENTENARY
                   Of The 
BRITISH COLONISATION OF WEST 
              AUSTRALIA
MDCCCXXIX    MDCCCCXXIX  A D.

                             E.W.MEMBERY. H.T.

Right Side Inscription

        In Recognition Of
        ARCHIE H.PATON
    July 1898 - October 1992

           SCULPTOR
               Of The
                 LION

                On This
Western Australian Centennial Cairn

Source: MA,NRUM
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