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Australian Railway Monument
Australian Railway Monument

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Sandra Brown / Erich Nussbaumer

The Australian Railway Monument was built as a tribute to the railway industry and its employees for their contribution to Australia`s development through rail.

It includes six stainless steel figures depicting various aspects of railway work, plus an honour board of over 2,000 names commemorating the workers killed on the railways since the 1850s. Eleven flagpoles were added to the memorial in 2008. 

Location

Address:Railway Avenue, Railway Station, Werris Creek, 2341
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.348611
Long: 150.646111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Monument Designer:Dominique Sutton (sculptures)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st October, 2005
Front Inscription
Plaque:
To commemorate the unveiling of the
Australian Railway Monument  
                 by 
Mr John Watkins MP
Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport
Saturday 1 October 2005
Inscription in Proximity

The Eleven Flagpoles of the
Australian Railway Monument
were erected through the generosity of
New England / North West Group Training
(a division of Hunter Valley Training Co. Pty. Ltd)
And were Officially Unveiled on
Wednesday, 23rd January, 2008
                  by
Hon. Milton Morris AO,
former Minister for Transport

Source: MA
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