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F. J. Walker Memorial : 15-March-2013
F. J. Walker Memorial : 15-March-2013

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Fountain and sculpture commemorate the pioneers of primary industry in Australia.

The F.J. Walker Memorial was designed to portray labours and beauty of pioneering, depicted through a 4.5 metre sculpture. Pioneering mankind is depicted by three figures: water characterized by a Fisherman looking to the sea and new horizon: fire depicted by a woman representing womanhood and the role of protecting the fire; and Earth depicted by a farmer representing the pioneering efforts upon this country has developed. A fountain in the form of an elliptical pool is located to the south.

Location

Address:Elizabeth Street, Hyde Park, Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.87185
Long: 151.211447
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Monument Designer:Gerard Havekes

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 15th February, 1961
Inscription in Proximity

(Plaque 1 )
THE LABOURS AND BEAUTY OF PIONEERING MANKIND
ARE DEPICTED BY THREE FIGURES
WATER, FIRE AND EARTH AND FLANKING FONT
WATER a fisherman looking to the sea and new horizons
FIRE a woman depicting womanhood and intuition protecting the fire of initiative and progress
EARTH a farmer depicting the pioneering efforts upon which this country has developed
GERARD HAVEKES,
SCULPTOR

(Plaque 2)
THIS FOUNTAIN WAS PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF SYDNEY 
                                   BY
THE FAMILY OF FREDERIC JOSEPH WALKER 
       AS A TRIBUTE TO HIS MEMORY 
AND ALL WHO PIONEERED PRIMARY INDUSTRY IN AUSTRALIA 
                  15 FEBRUARY, 1961

 

Source: MA
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