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24-January-2016
24-January-2016

Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster

The Rose Pergola was built as a memorial to Mrs. Margaret Simons, the mother of J.J. Simons, founder of the Young Australia League.  Mrs Simons, who died in 1937 at the age of 77,  was an ardent worker for the League and took a keen interest in Araluen. 

League members from every State contributed to the cost of the memorial. The pergola was opened by Lieutenant-Governor Sir James Mitchell on Mother’s Day, 1940.

It was designed by W. G. Bennett and built by Jack Italiano in 1940. 38 pillars support 80 climbing roses of many varieties.  

 

Location

Address:362 Croyden Road, Araluen Botanic Park, Roleystone, 6111
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.123333
Long: 116.101667
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community
Monument Designer:W. G. Bennett
Monument Manufacturer:Jack Italiano
Link:http://www.heritage.wa.gov.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 12th May, 1940
Front Inscription

Plaque :

This pergola was made possible by the contributions of the Young Australia League members and friends throughout the Commonwealth

Architect  W. G. Bennett

Builder  Jack Italiano

Source: MA,HWA
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