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Monument commemorates the centenary of the birth of John Forrest, explorer and statesman.

Sir John Forrest GCMG (22 August 1847 - 2 September 1918) was an Australian explorer, the first Premier of Western Australia and a cabinet minister in Australia's first federal parliament. As a young man, John Forrest won fame as an explorer by leading three expeditions into the interior of Western Australia. He was appointed Surveyor General and in 1890 became the first Premier of Western Australia, its only premier as a self-governing colony.

The two most ambitious projects during his time as Premier  were the Fremantle Harbour Works, one of the few public works of the 1890s which is still in use today; and the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme, one of the greatest engineering feats of its time.


Address:Beach Street, Fremantle, 6160
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.041667
Long: 115.756389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1947
Front Inscription

Erected by the Municipalities of the Fremantle District on the 22nd August 1947 to commemorate the Centenary of  JOHN FORREST Baron Forrest of Bunbury. G.C.M.G., D.C.L., L.L.D., F.R.G.S Explorer and Statesman 

To whose foresight and resolution The Fremantle Harbour and many other important projects were due.

Source: MA
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