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19-August-2015
19-August-2015

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The Wheat Sculpture was erected as a Centenary of Federation Project and depicts the importance of wheat farming in the area.

Western Australian regional communities secured the bulk of State Government funding allocated to the first round of grants under the Centenary of Federation WA 2001 program. Each project was investment in the future by the local community and provided a reminder of the celebrations to mark the Centenary of Federation in Western Australia

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.

Mingenew is known as The Grain Centre. The Mingenew grain facility (CBH, Co-operative Bulk Handling) is recognised as the largest inland grower fed receival site facility in the Southern Hemisphere, with a holding capacity of 403,000 tons.

Location

Address:Midlands Road, Cecil Newton Park, Mingenew, 6522
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.190313
Long: 115.44289
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal
Artist:Robert Hitchcock

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 13th October, 2001
Front Inscription

Funded by the Commonwealth and State Government Centenary of Federation Grants

The Grain Centre Sculpture Project

Officially opened by Mr. Wilson Tuckey, MHR Member for O`Connor

October 13, 2001

Shire President :             Cr Ivan K.Wilton
Chief Executive Officer : Henry Van Der Ende  
Sculptor :                         Robert Hitchcock
 

Source: MA
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