Marulan Meridian Arch Print Page
A sculpture in the form of an arch commemorates the centenary of Federation and that Marulan is the only town on the 150th meridian in the world.
The sculpture depicts the major longitude lines of the world as a rotating structure above a map in the pavement showing the 150E line, with two artistic representations along the axis.
|Address:||George Street, Meridian Park , Marulan, 2579|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.716498|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1901|
|Approx. Event End Date:||2001|
|Monument Designer:||Sebastian Meijbaum|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 26th October, 2003|
MARULAN MERIDIAN ARCH
A Centenary of Federation Arch
This Arch marks the path of the 150 Meridian as it passes through Marulan, the only town in the world on its path. This is the exact middle of the Eastern Standard Time Zone, where the sun rises at exactly 6am and sets at 6pm prceisely every equinox. The sculpture describes the path of the Earth around the sun, while the two elements at each end of the structure represent a sundial and a clock.
The sculpture was designed and constructed by
local artist Sebastian Meijbaum.
Officially unveiled 26th October 2003
by Cr Paul Stephenson,
Mayor of Mulwaree Shire Council
President Marulan Progress Assn.