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04-January-2015
04-January-2015

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The statue was installed to commemorate 200 years of European settlement and was funded jointly by New South Wales Bicentennial Council, the National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited and the Pioneer Women's Society of Australasia. It acknowledges the role of women pioneers in the development of the country.  

The statue depicts an early female settler carrying a child in one arm while gently pulling a young by the other.

Location

Address:Loftus Street, Jessie Street Gardens , Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.862425
Long: 151.210303
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event STart Date:1788
Actual Event End Date:1988
Monument Designer:Alex Sandor Kolozsy

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 19th November, 1988
Front Inscription

                       Australia 
                    1788-1988


This Statue was commissioned by 
the Women's Pioneer Society of 
Australasia in recognition of 
the courage and  endurance of our Women Pioneers 
and their vital role in the development of this country.

The project was jointly funded by:
The New South Wales Bicentennial Council
The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited
The Women's Pioneer Society of Australasia

to commemorate the Bicentenary of Australia.

Unveiled on 19.11.1988 by Lady Rowland.
                                         Sculptor Koloszy 

Source: MA
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