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Plaque Inscription : 05-February-2015
Plaque Inscription : 05-February-2015

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Statue commemorates author Miles Franklin and her association with Hurstville. 

Miles Franklin, best known for her classic Australian novel “My Brilliant Career,” lived and worked in the Hurstville area, having links to the Council through her use of premises on the site where Hurstville House now stands. One of her major works, “Back to Bool Bool”, is partially set in the suburb of Ashville which is assumed to be based on Hurstville at that time. Her legacy to Australian literature continues to live on through the Miles Franklin Trust, which administers an annual award for Australian writers


Address:MacMahon & Dora Streets, Hurstville, 2220
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.965421
Long: 151.101526
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Monument Designer:Jacek Luszczyk
Link: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonl…


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 19th January, 2003
Front Inscription

 (on Statue)



          Hurstville City Council 
This plaque was unveiled on June 19 2003 by
His Worship the Mayor of Hurstville - Clr Vince Badalati
The project was supported by the Department of Environment and Heritage
Commemoration of Historic Events and Famous Persons Program 

To commemorate the life and work of the Author 
and her association with Hurstville

             Miles Franklin
            (1879 -1954) 

Clr V P Badalati         J F Patterson
Mayor                         General Manager
Hurstville Ward  Penshurst Ward  Peakhurst Ward
(Names)                (Names)             (Names) 
David Rosenbaum  Administration
Victor Lampe          Service Delivery
Rhonda Tyne          Policy Planning & Environment

Artist - Jacek Luszczyk


Department of the Environment and Heritage

Source: MA, ADB
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