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Memorial commemorates surveyor and former Premier of Western Australia, John Forrest.  The memorial is situated on John Forrest Road where the explorer once carved his initials in a large Munji Christmas Tree.

John Forrest (1847-1918) was a surveyor who made several expeditions into the centre of Australia. Together with his brother, they became the best known explorers in Western Australia. Both John and his brother were born in Bunbury, Western Australia. Later, in 1890, John Forrest became the first Premier of Western Australia. He was later elected to the federal government in 1901 and was made Baron John Forrest of Bunbury in 1918.


Address:John Forrest Road, about 6km along road, Hopetoun , 6348
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.87179
Long: 120.163739
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au