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28-November-2015 (John Huth)
28-November-2015 (John Huth)

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth

The Standing Stones commemorate all Celtic people who helped pioneer Australia. The memorial of 24 stones, 3 meters high, is arranged as a calendar and is based on Ring Brodgar in the Orkney Islands, Scotland.

It was in Australia`s 1988 Bicentenary Year that the Celtic Council of Australia developed the idea of erecting a national monument to honour all Celtic peoples who helped pioneer Australia. Glen Innes responded with a 46-page submission for Australian Standing Stones, inspired by the Ring of Brodgar in Scotland`s Orkneys.

When viewed from above the arrangement of the Australian Standing Stones also incorporates a Celtic Cross and the Southern Cross. The former indicates that the monument was erected in Christian times, the latter symbolises the heritage link between the old Celtic civilisation and the new.


Address:Watsons Drive, Martins Lookout, Glen Innes, 2370
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.741433
Long: 151.751918
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st February, 1992
Front Inscription

Plaque :

To commemorate a number of community minded citizens who dedicated many hours of effort to create this monument

Chairman                       John Tregurtha C.y.C.
Mayor of Glen Innes      David Donnelly C.y.C.
Mayor of Severn Shire   Alice Clifford
Project Coordinator        Lex Ritchie D. Urr
Survveyor                       Ian MacDonald D.Ua.

Seeking, splitting and drilling stones
Ald. Czeslaw (George) Rozynski D.Urr and Ald. William George Tyson D.Urr

Loading, transporting and unloading of stones
Robert Dwyer D.Urr and Ted Nowlan D.Urr

Initiated by the Celtic Council of Australia
Peter Alexander C.Tu.C.  Convenor


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