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31-July-2020
31-July-2020

Photographs supplied by Stephen Warren

The silhouette sculpture commemorates the centenary of the first train arriving in Clare in July 1918.

His Excellency the Governor (Sir Henry Galway) will tomorrow open the first section of the Riverton to Spalding railway at Clare.The special train conveying the official party will leave Adelaide at 8.45 am. and will reach Clare at noon. There will be an opening ceremony and a luncheon.
Express and Telegraph (Adelaide), 3 July 1918.

 

Location

Address:Riesling Trail, former Railway Station, Clare, 5453
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.839283
Long: 138.619713
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event Start Date:04-July-1918
Actual Event End Date:04-July-2018

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 4th July, 2018
Front Inscription

Clare Rail Centenary

This S Class engine and tender silhouette and associated landscaping commemorates 100 years since the first train came to Clare on the 4th of July 1918.

Special thanks to :
Friends of the Riesling Trail
Clare District Lions Club
Clare Schools and Pre-schools
Clare Community Development Committee
Waterloo Wind Farm
MAIT Plumbing
Mace Engineering
Clare Railway Centenary Committee
John Wilson
National Railway Museum

Opened 4th July 2018

Source: MA
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