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Photographs supplied by Bryan Hardy

The sundial commemorates the voyage of Willem de Vlamingh and his fleet, which culminated in his discovery of Western Australia and the placing of a pewter plate by Dirk Hartog on 25 October 1616, on Dirk Hartog Island.  

The interactive memorial sundial depicts Willem de Vlamingh’s historically significant arrival at the Swan River. Willem de Vlamingh left a major imprint on Western Australia, by naming various Western Australia iconic locations, including Rottnest Island and the Swan River.

This commemorative and interactive work links Perth to Amsterdam, through a fascinating sun-dial. It matches the point on the globe where de Vlamingh landed in Western Australia in time with the Mourning Tower in Amsterdam – the location from where the captain and his crew set off on the expedition that put Western Australia on the world map.

The sundial has engravings of an ancient world map and trade route of early Dutch traders. Surrounding the sundial are premium granite bollards with laser etching on each to explaining some of the great travellers Dirk Hartog and De Vlamingh.


Address:Riverside Drive, Perth, 6000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.959361
Long: 115.850841
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sundial
Monument Theme:Landscape
Artist:Albert de Boer (Artforms) Joan Walsh-Smith & Charles Smith (sculptors)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 15th October, 2007
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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