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02-September-2016
02-September-2016

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The Finnish Memorial Park was established by the Finnish cane cutter families that lived in the area during the times when cane was still cut at the Sunshine Coast.  The park was opened in 1997 and donated to the council for upkeep. 

A memorial sculpture is located in the park commemorating the migrants from Finland who settled in the Sunshine Coast area from 1896.  Plaques list the names of those who settled in the area,. 
 

Location

Address:Finland Road, Finnish Memorial Park, Marcoola, 4564
State:QLD
Area:AUs
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.605373
Long: 153.072568
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Artist:Martii Vaananen (Kiiminki, Finland)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th April, 1997
Front Inscription

FINNISH MEMORIAL PARK

 

Sculpture:
1896 - 

Plaque:

( Inscription in Finnish )

Back Inscription

Plaque:
               Park Committee
Martti Moisander, Paavo Mantyla, Veikko Nieminen 

Thanks to the following persons, organisations and companies who have made monetary donations towards the Memorial and Park, which has made it possible for us to make this Finnish Memorial Park and Memorial

[ List of Sponsors]

This memorial was designed and made by artist Martii Vaananen of Kiiminki Finland.

The unveiling of the memorial was performed by the Finnish Ambassador Esko Hamilo on 6th April 1997.
 
Plaques:
[ Names] 

Source: MA
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