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25-January-2016
25-January-2016

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Roger Johnson

The bronze statue commemorates the important role that the draughthorse played in the Wimmera, with the horse being eminently suited to work in the wheatlands of the Wimmera and Mallee.

The statue shows a horse on a large boulder with a plaque which shows a bas relief of draught horses pulling a cart.

Location

Address:Victoria Street (Western Highway), Goldsworthy Park, Nhill, 3418
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.333526
Long: 141.649576
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals
Designer:Stanley Hammond O.B.E.
Monument Manufacturer:Joseph Oscar Swift (Mitcham, VIC)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 17th October, 1968
Front Inscription

Plaque on bas relief :

Let all who stand here know that a major part of Australia`s development was due to the toil of the faithful Draught Horse

 

Back Inscription

Erected by horse lovers of Australia,

Unveiled by Hon. J.D. Anthony Minister Primary Industry  

17th October 1968 

Cast by Joseph Oscar Swift Mitcham Victoria for Nhill Draught Horse Memorial Committee

Source: MA,RUMV,VMR
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