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The sculpture commemorates 50 years of community service by the "Meals on Wheels" organisation in South Australia.

South Australia’s Meals on Wheels service began as the result of lobbying by Doris Taylor, a wheelchair-bound woman who organised many relief efforts during the Great Depression.  Two decades later, she was the inspiration behind the first meals on wheels kitchen, which was established in Port Adelaide in 1954.  The first President of the organisation was the late Don Dunstan MP, who would later become Premier of South Australia.



Address:North Terrace, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, 5000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.921604
Long: 138.595034
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:December-1953
Approx. Event End Date:December-2003
Artist:Silvio Apponyi


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 27th March, 2004
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This sculpture is a gift to the people of South Australia from Meals on Wheels (SA) Incorporated and was unveiled by Her Excellency Marjorie Jakcson-Nelson, AC CVO MBE Governor of South Australia on Sunday 24th March 2004

In recognition of 50 years of community service by tens of thousands of Meals on Wheels volunteers

Meals on Wheels (SA) Incorporated was founded by Doris Taylor MBE in December 1953.

Sculptor Silvio Apponyi was depicted the work of Meals on Wheels volunteers in preparing and delivering meals to help people live independently in their community

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