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The sculpture commemorates Jared Bannah who drowned at the Mount Morgan Dam in 2015.  The Mount Morgan community paid for the erection of the sculpture.

Note :  Between November 30 and December 2 2018, the sculpture was stolen.

Monument characteristics : 

A resin cast of a child sitting cross-legged, holding a mason jar, and sitting on a rock plinth.  It is painted bronze, weighs approximately 20 kilograms and one metre tall.


Queensland Police News Feb 26, 2019.

Police divers will search areas of interest in Mount Morgan Dam today following valuable information provided by the community as to the possible whereabouts of a missing memorial statue.

A public appeal was launched on Friday as part of ongoing efforts to locate the statue of 6-year-old Jared Bannah, which was stolen from the park at the end of last year.

Jared sadly lost his life in 2015 after drowning at the dam and the statue was erected in his honour for friends, family and the public to visit and pay tribute.

Officer in charge of Mount Morgan station Sergeant Ricky Zimitat said since making the appeal with the support of Jared’s family, local police had been inundated with phone calls. “We’ve received a number of possible leads as to where the memorial may be located, however at this stage we are concentrating on the dam,” Sergeant Zimitat said. “There has been an overwhelming amount of community support for Jared’s family, including offers of financial assistance to have a new statue made. However as part of our commitment to return the original statue safely we are utilising police divers today to canvass areas of interest within the waterway.”

Jared’s parents Andrew and Tereasa Bannah continued to be updated by police and have extended their thanks to the community for their ongoing support. “The memorial is of great significance to us and to so many others who care about us, and it would mean a great deal to have it returned safely.”

Police are continuing to urge anyone who may have information as to the whereabouts of the statue to come forward. Members of the public are also being advised that whilst community support is appreciated, to please not conduct their own searches of the Mount Morgan Dam for the statue for safety reasons.


Address:Byrnes Parade, No. 7 Dam, Mount Morgan, 4714
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.642653
Long: 150.405778
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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