Centenary of Federation Italian Settlers MemorialPrint Page
The project commemorates the Centenary of Federation and was funded by a $25,000 grant from the WA 2001 Community Centenary Project.
The Southern Region Italo-Australian Community Foundation Inc used the grant to develop a memorial park featuring a life-size bronze sculpture of an Italian immigrant couple (circa 1940s) and three children. The sculpture is surrounded by landscaped gardens, a water feature and seating and provides an attractive area for relaxation and reflection near Sanctuary Lake in Armadale.
The memorial park and bronze statue recognises the achievements and contributions of the Italian settlers to this region. Italians from all walks of life made their way to Australia after the Second World War and since that time have made a significant contribution to the heart and soul of Australia.
Plaques surrounding the memorial commemorate immigrant families : - Mazzega Family, Moles Family, Leone & Mary Giglia Family, O'Shaughnessy Family, Nick & pam Pagano.
|Address:||Albany Highway, near Sanctuary Lake , Armadale, 6112|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.148333|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1901|
|Approx. Event End Date:||2001|
|Monument Designer:||Andrew Kay|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 9th December, 2001|
Centenary of Federation Memorial
Officially unveiled by His Excellency Dino Volpicelli, Italian Ambassador in the presence of His Worship the Mayor, Cr L. Reynolds JP
The Hon. Mr. T. Stephens BA MLC Minister for Local Government and Regional Development
Mr J. Moles President of the Southern Region Italo-Australian Community Federation on 9th December 2001
Cr L Reynolds JP (Mayor) Cr J.H. Munn JP CMC (Deputy Mayor)
Cr V.L. Clowes-Hollins Cr A.L. Cominelli
Cr J.D. Cumming Cr F.R. Green
Cr R.R. Fletcher Cr G.M. Hodges
Cr D.L. Hopper JP Cr J. Knezevich
Cr R.C. Stubbs Cr J. Everts
Cr J.A. Stewart Cr H.A. Zelones JP
Mr R.S. Tame, Chief Executive Officer
This project is a proud initiative of the Southern Region Italo-Australian Community Federation Inc. paying tribute to the immigrants who have been an integral part of Western Australia's development.
Sculpture : Andrew Kay
(Individual Plaques ) Mazzega Plaque, Moles Family, Leone & Mary Giglia, O`Shaughnessy Family, Nick & Pam Pagano
ITALO-AUSTRALIAN CENTENARY OF FEDERATION MEMORIAL PARK
A community project to celebrate the Centenary of Federation 1901 - 2001
Funded by the Centenary of Federation State Committee Western Australia
Opened by His Excellency Dino Volpicelli the Italian Ambassador
Sunday 9 December 2001