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Pioneer Women`s Memorial Fountain : 27-January-2013
Pioneer Women`s Memorial Fountain : 27-January-2013

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland / Graeme Saunders

Pioneer Women`s Memorial comprises of water features, fountain, gardens and the Statue of a Woman. This memorial was sponsored by the County Women`s Association and other women`s organisations.

A committee was formed from the State`s women`s` organisations in January 1963 to erect a fountain to symbolise women`s part in the development of the State.

Location

Address:Forrest Drive, Kings Park, Kings Park , 6005
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.962722
Long: 115.839033
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Designer:Margaret Priest (sculptor) Geoffrey Summerhayes (architect)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 14th January, 1968
Front Inscription

PIONEER WOMEN'S MEMORIAL

This fountain plays to honour the pioneer women of Western Australia.  The figure symbolises their courage, strength and tenderness.  Mother and child move through the bushland of surging jets towards their destiny, the three great sprays.

Opened by Lady Kendrew  14th January 1968.

Sculptress : Margaret Priest.  
Architect : Geoffrey E. Summerhayes

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