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30-November-2013
30-November-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Sculpture commemorates Joseph Weston, the founder of the Kiama Independent newspaper and an active Freemason. The sculpture replaces the original memorial which was erected in 1913. 

Among his many early important contributions to Kiama life both through and outside the newspaper, Joseph Weston became known as the father of the co-operative movement. At his suggestion and via his efforts and influence through the newspaper the first dairy farmers co-operative in Australia was established in 1883. When he died in 1913, the paper was left in the hands of his family. 



 

 

 

Location

Address:Manning Street, Kiama, 2533
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.672353
Long: 150.856018
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Industry
Monument Designer:Vivienne Lowe

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 6th August, 2009
Front Inscription

Plaque :

This Sculpture Replaces The Original
       Memorial Erected
In The Memory Of The Late
     JOSEPH WESTON
        By Residents Of
KIAMA AND DISTRICT 
            Nov. 1913,
THOMAS LOVE, MAYOR. 

This Sculpture Was Dedicated By
MAYOR SANDRA MCCARTHY
        6th August, 2009
As Part Of The Sesquicentenary Anniversary
Of The Kiama Municipality.

"Wave" Sculpture By Vivienne Lowe

Source: MA
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