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31-May-2015 (Bryan Hardy)
31-May-2015 (Bryan Hardy)

Photographs supplied by Derek Graham / Bryan Hardy

The sculpture "The Railway Fettler" commemorates the role of the railway ganger in the history of the town. The foundation on which the sculpture sits was donated by the local people. Those who donated are named on the bricks.

Boyanup is an Noongar Aboriginal name, said to mean "a place of quartz" as "Boya" means "rock" or "stone". The name was first recorded by an explorer in 1852, and a road survey in 1869 shows the town name as "Boyinup". In 1888 a railway was built between Boyanup and Bunbury, and the townsite was gazetted in 1894.


Address:Boyanup - Picton Road (Bridge Street), Fettlers Park , Boyanup, 6237
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.48089
Long: 115.730731
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Technology
Designer:Malcolm Paine
Artist:Malcolm Paine


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th October, 1994
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"The Railway Fettler"

This sculpture of a fettler commemorates the role of the railway ganger in the history of Boyanup.

It was unveiled by Joe Szymansku and Cr Lloyd Merritt on 16th October, 1994.

Sculpture designed and constructed by Malcolm Paine

Thanks are extended to :
I & D Theakstone for donating the foundation
Westrail for its financial contribution
Persons whose names are recorded on donated bricks

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