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Memories In A Suitcase : 02-December-2012
Memories In A Suitcase : 02-December-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The sculpture 'Memories In A Suitcase' commemorates the contribution of migrants to Mount Gambier.  


Address:Watson Terrace, Civic Centre, Mount Gambier, 5290
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.829919
Long: 140.781092
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Landscape
Artist:Silvio Apponyi


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 17th December, 2009
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'Memories In A Suitcase' by Silvio Apponyi 

Commissioned by the City of Mount Gambier with the assistance from the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Multicultural S. A.

Unveiled on December 17, 2009 by Hon. John Mill MP Minister assisting the Premier in the Arts and local resident Mr. John Bueti 

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'Memories In A Suitcase'

In 2004 sixty community members came together to explore the experiences of migrants travelling to Australia and in particular Mount Gambier.  This group developed a brief to commission a physical monument that captured their experiences and stories for all to share and understand.

Silvio Apponyi the selected artist created this large scale granite suitcase with relief carving.  The suitcase is a symbol of transition for many migrants from an old life to a new life - carrying everything of value from the past to a new future.

`Memories in a Suitcase` recognises the contribution of all migrants to the cultural and physical advancement and enhancement of the quality of life in the City of Mount Gambier.


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