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29-January-2015
29-January-2015

Photographs supplied by Russell Byers

A sculpture commemorates Taras Shevchenkow a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, as well as folklorist and ethnographer. His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature  He was also a painter and an illustrator.

In 1847 he was convicted for writing in the Ukrainian language, promoting independence of Ukraine and ridiculing members of the Russian Imperial House.

Location

Address:6 McKay Garden, Ukrainian Orthodox Centre, Turner, 2612
State:ACT
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.274116
Long: 149.127157
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Arts
Monument Designer:A. Valiev

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2000
Front Inscription

"Shevchenko`s Visions"

In honour of Ukraine`s bard Taras Shevchenko

Presented in the year 2000 to the Ukrainian community in Australia by the city of Kiev

Sculptor A. Valiev

Source: MA
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