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The complex is a memorial to one of Australia`s pioneer industrial enterprises - meat-canning - which was an example of advanced technology in 1868.

Its establishment at Maribyrnong was followed by the formation of other meat preserving companies at Footscray, Colac, Warrnambool, Echuca and Ballarat.

Commissioned by Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West as a monument to previous activities on the site, Pipemakers Park, which is now home to the museum and a public park and the industrial history of the Maribyrnong Valley.

The sculpture was designed by artist and museum associate Kerrie Poliness and built in 1999 funded by Arts Victoria`s program of the `Victoria Commissions`

Location

Address:Van Ness Avenue, Maidstone, 3012
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.78
Long: 144.87
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Monument Designer:Kerrie Poliness (sculptor)

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1999
Source: MA
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