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18-March-2017
18-March-2017

Photographs supplied by Mary Beaven

Map the Miner commemorates the contributions of the Cornish miners in the Kapunda and in other mines in South Australia. The statue was named Map Kernow, being the Cornish dialect for `Son of Cornwall`.

The statue originally unveiled in 1988 was destroyed by fire in 2006. Fortunately the statue was insured and the original artist—Ben van Zetten with help from artist Lawry Love Grima —agreed to rebuild the work.  The new statue was rededicated on the site of the old on 3 June 2007, just over a year after the original was destroyed

The Kapunda mine, established in 1844, was the first successful metal mine in Australia and contributed greatly to the economic development of South Australia. Up to its closure in 1878 ore to the value of more than £1 million was produced and up to 340 men and boys, mainly from Cornwall were employed.
 

Location

Address:Adelaide Road, Kapunda, 5373
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.352102
Long: 138.906809
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Monument Designer:Ben van Zetten (designer & Artist) Lawry Love Grima (artist)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 5th June, 1988
Front Inscription

"MAP KERNOW"
Son of Cornwall
This Statue of a Cornish miner was unveiled by
Hon. Ron Payne, M.P., Minister for Mines and Energy
and dedicated as a monument by
Rev. Reg Laslett (retired) Methodist Church
on the 5th June, 1988.

Sculptor                      Project Sponsor 
Ben Van Zetten                  Rotary Club
                                           of Kapunda

 

Source: MA
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