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Large sculpture made of 12,000 bricks 2.3 m long, 7 m wide and 5 m in height, called `Terrestrial', designed by Peter Blizzard, sculptor, and unveiled 6 December 1985 commemorates the centenary of Selkirk Brickworks.

In 1883 Robert Selkirk began producing bricks by hand at Allendale, VIC, in response to the building boom created by the Ballarat gold rush. In 1892 he invested in his first brickmaking machinery and in 1900 moved to the current Ballarat manufacturing and head office site in Howitt Street. By 1905 the first continuous kiln was introduced, enabling Selkirk to produce six million bricks per year.


Address:Bradshaw Street, Gold Museum, Ballarat, 3350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.574632
Long: 143.866916
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Monument Designer:Peter Blizzard


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 6th December, 1985
Source: VMR
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