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27-November-2014
27-November-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The roundabout was constructed and the four street corners redeveloped in recognition of the Centenary of Federation in 2001. An information shelter, located near the War Memorial, gives details about the project.

The centrepiece is an unique life size sculpture of six sheep and kelpie sheep dog to signify the role of the squatters in the early settlement of the Warracknabeal area. There are additional sculptures along Scott Street. 

The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self governing colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia formed one nation.  When the Constitution of Australia came into force, on 1 January 1901, the colonies collectively became states of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Location

Address:Scott Street, Warracknabeal, 3393
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.250778
Long: 142.394948
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal
Actual Event Start Date:01-January-1901
Actual Event End Date:01-January-2001
Artist:Grant Finck (Yarraville, VIC)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th August, 2000
Front Inscription

Federation Place

Plaque :

Federation Place

Officially opened 12th August 2000 by Mr John Forrest MP Federal Member for Mallee

Source: MA
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