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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.
|Address:||Elizabeth Street, Hyde Park, Sydney, 2000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.87185|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Gerard Havekes|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 15th February, 1961|
(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
THIS FOUNTAIN WAS PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF SYDNEY
THE FAMILY OF FREDERIC JOSEPH WALKER
AS A TRIBUTE TO HIS MEMORY
AND ALL WHO PIONEERED PRIMARY INDUSTRY IN AUSTRALIA
15 FEBRUARY, 1961