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Photographs supplied by John Huth

The wall commemorates community volunteers and was commissioned in 2001, the International Year of Volunteers.  



Address:Warrego Highway, Chinchilla, 4413
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.738712
Long: 150.628326
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Designer:Wesley Irwin


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th October, 2002
Front Inscription

Chinchilla Shire - AMP Volunteers Wall

This wall was officially commissioned by Chinchilla Shire Council to commemorate volunteers in "2001 International Year of Volunteers" and was officially unveiled on Saturday 12th October 2002 by Cr Bill McCutcheon - Mayor - Chinchilla Shire Council 

Cr Maurice Smith (Deputy Mayor)
Cr Peter Jeffrey,  Cr Gerald Purves
Cr Joy Rodger,    Cr Greg Olm
Cr Keith Dolbel,  Cr Linda Elder
Cr Sue Newitt

AMP Life Ltd
Mr Ron Harding

Chief Executive Officer
Mr Ed Hoffmann

Mr Wesley Irwin




Left Side Inscription

Shire of Chinchilla
Volunteer Recognition Wall


Volunteers, ordinary people, extraordinary contribution.  Real people, real heroes.

The monument focuses on the behind the scenes theme.  The two curtain forms, of volunteers of Australia, emanating  from Chinchilla and District, indicated beside the International Year symbol.

The volunteer symbol is positioned at the bottom step of the stairway, symbolising the start of the journey a person takes  in volunteering.

While the wall represents the shape of Australia, the steps also symbolise the journey of Australia, since Federation ; and  the corrugated iron the durable and reliable rural environment.

The teamwork required for success is expressed by the figurines joining hands and pushing forward to achieve their  goals.

Colours reflect the hue of the Australian continents sky, plains, fields and ranges.

Funding - AMP ; Chinchilla Shire Council
Design - W. Irwin

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