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Community Life Statues : 08-March-2013
Community Life Statues : 08-March-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The Caulfield City Council commissioned Canizzo to produce a series of statues on community life in Caulfield.

Seven statues were made, Paper Boy, Mother and Child resting after shopping, 3 twenty foot climbing poles with small boys clinging at the top, and a small bronze boy watching the climbers from below. Statues were made from foundry molten metal poured into moulds. The wax system of casting, a craft abandoned by contemporary artists was used. The statues were completed in 1980. 

It is rumoured that a paper boy was killed on the corner and that one of the statues is dedicated to him. 


Address:Hawthorn & Balaclava Roads, Caulfield Park, Caulfield North, 3161
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.872534
Long: 145.024888
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Artist:Phillip Canizzo (South Dunolly, VIC)


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1975
Front Inscription

Park Figures

In 1975 the Council of the City of Caulfield commissioned sculptor Phillip J. Canizzo to create a landmark, of some significance, in Caulfield Park

The 7 statues that make up this group include the `Paper Boy`, `Mother & Child`, & `Climbing Boys`.

The group was completed in 1980.

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