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Memories In A Suitcase : 02-December-2012
Memories In A Suitcase : 02-December-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The sculpture 'Memories In A Suitcase' commemorates the contribution of migrants to Mount Gambier.  

Location

Address:Watson Terrace, Civic Centre, Mount Gambier, 5290
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.829919
Long: 140.781092
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Designer:Silvio Apponyi

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 17th December, 2009
Front Inscription

`MEMORIES IN  A SUITCASE`
         By
Silvio Apponyi 
Commissioned by the City of Mount Gambier
with the assistance from the Department of Premier
and Cabinet and Multicultural S. A.
Unveiled on December 17, 2009
                   by

Hon. John Mill MP
Minister assisting the Premier in the Arts
        and local resident

        Mr. John Bueti 

Back Inscription

`MEMORIES IN A SUITCASE`

In 2004 sixty community members came together to explore the experiences of migrants travelling to Australia and in particular Mount Gambier.  This group developed a brief to commission a physical monument that captured their experiences and stories for all to share and understand.

Silvio Apponyi the selected artist created this large scale granite suitcase with relief carving.  The suitcase is a symbol of transition for many migrants from an old life to a new life - carrying everything of value from the past to a new future.

`Memories in a Suitcase` recognises the contribution of all migrants to the cultural and physical advancement and enhancement of the quality of life in the City of Mount Gambier.

 

Source: MA
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