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15-August-2015 (Tom Bird)
15-August-2015 (Tom Bird)

Photographs supplied by Tom Bird / Russell Byers / John Huth

The large sculptural mural was gifted to the Buderim community to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli. It honours the sacrifice of Australia’s service men and women in world conflicts. The finished mural, measures 3 metres by 1 metre and weighs about 250 kilograms.

15 members of the Cottage’s Potters Group undertook the complicated process of designing, creating full scale templates, preparing over 300 kilograms of clay, sculpting and carving, applying colour, kiln firing and assembly of approximately 500 sections of the mural.


Address:Main Street & Gloucester Road, Western Wall, Buderim War Memorial Hall, Buderim, 4556
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.684557
Long: 153.055097
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Art
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:25-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:25-April-2015
Artist:Buderim Craft Cottage Potters Group


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th April, 2015
Front Inscription

This Mural Honours Men & Women
Of Buderim And Surrounding Districts,
Who Served In All Wars And Conflicts
And In All  Services

Gifted To The Buderim Community By
The Potters Of Buderim Craft Cottage
    To Commemorate
The 100 Year Anniversary Of
 The Landing At Gallipoli

      25 April 2015
     Lest We Forget

Right Side Inscription

               This Mural 
portrays Buderim and surrounding areas.  
The Glasshouse Mountains with the sun setting behind them.   
The poinciana tree which has become a symbol of Buderim.
The poppies represent the fields of Flanders.  
The horseman honouring the Light Horsemen of the First World War, 
an aboriginal soldier, a nurse caring for her patient, 
a mother with her son thinking of her husband far away, 
 and all services and their insignia.

The Garden Is Also Symbolic 
To the right stands a lone pine.  
To the left is a weeping Lilly Pilly characterising a weeping family, 
then there are red geraniums and other red flowers 
which represent the poppies of Flanders.  
At the front are three brick seats 
which depict the ships going to Gallipoli.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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