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A two-metre high bronze bust commemorates Prime Minister Alfred Deakin. The artwork is called A Life in Three Phases.

The face of the sculpture depicts Deakin as a young, middle aged and ageing man. An innovative ‘de-bossing' technique was used to layer text from Deakin's diaries over the bronze surface. The excerpts from Deakin's prolific writings provide an insight into the thoughts of the former Prime Minister.

Alfred Deakin (1856-1919) is well-known for his role as a leader of the movement for Australian Federation. He was the second Prime Minister of Australia and served during three separate periods: 1903-04, 1905-08 and 1909-10.



Address:Hopetoun Circuit, Shopping Centre, Deakin Court, Deakin , 2600
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.314326
Long: 149.108004
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Federal
Monument Designer:Martin Moore


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 21st June, 2010
Front Inscription

Martin Moore
Born 1967

Alfred Deakin : A Life in Three Phases 2010


This sculpture depicts former Australian Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin, at three stages of his life.  Deakin, the young statesman, barrister, newspaper reporter.  Deakin, the family man, husband, father. Deakin, three-time Prime Minister.  Deakin was a prolific writer.  Excerpts taken from his diaries are embossed into the artwork giving an insight into his thoughts at different stages of life.

Launched on 21 June 2010 by Jon Stanhope MLA, Chief Minister and Minister for the Arts and Heritage

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