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The carved sandstone boulder is a memorial to victim of crime, Shahab Kargarian (1983-2000). The carving is of a Persian Rose symbolic of the Kargarian’s family heritage. The memorial was designed and coordinated by Robyn Cunningham, Landscape Designer, and sculpted by Chris Bennetts, of Ishi Buki Sandstone Sculptures, in Sydney sandstone.

Shahab, who was 17 at the time, was watching the city lights with his girlfriend at Greenwich in north Sydney in October 2000 when they were approached by David Collisson who asked for a cigarette lighter. Collisson then took out a gun and demanded Mr Kargarian's wallet. A scuffle broke out and minutes later Mr Kargarian was shot twice, one of the bullets piercing his heart and killing him.

David Collisson was sentenced to 24 years jail and was eligible for parole in 2018.

 

Location

Address:Greenwich Road, Shell Park, Greenwich, 2065
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.837325
Long: 151.184337
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Crime
Actual Event Start Date:08-October-2000
Actual Event End Date:08-October-2000
Designer:Robyn Cunningham
Artist:Chris Bennets (sculptor)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 8th October, 2003
Front Inscription

O FRIEND IN THE GARDEN OF MY HEART
PLANT NOUGHT BUT THE  ROSE OF LOVE
IM MEMORY OF SHAHAB GARGARIAN 1983-2000

 

Source: MA
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